SpaceX Starlink Launch Set for Monday

60 Starlink satellites inside the Falcon 9 payload fairing. (Credit: Elon Musk)

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its second batch of approximately 60 Starlink broadband communications satellites on Monday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida.

The launch window for the Falcon 9 extends from 9:51-10:02 a.m. EST ( 1451-1502 GMT). SpaceX will stream the launch on its website at www.spacex.com.

Starlink is a planned $10 billion satellite constellation designed to provide broadband communications services to any location on Earth. SpaceX has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch nearly 12,000 satellites. The company recently submitted an application to add 30,000 more spacecraft to that total.

SpaceX launched the first 60 Starlink satellites on May 23. The company launched two test satellites in February 2018.

The launch on Monday will feature a Falcon 9 first stage being flown for the fourth time, a new record for the company. The rocket will also reuse a payload shroud for the first time.