SpaceX performs another Falcon 9 launch this Thursday (17) in Mission GPS-III-SV-05. The goal is to take another satellite of the United States Space Force’s global positioning system into space.
The takeoff will take place directly from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The 15-minute launch window for the rocket, which will return to Earth upon landing in the Atlantic Ocean, is open from 13:09 (GMT).
If, according to the company, it is not possible to complete the mission today, the so-called “backup launch window” is scheduled for tomorrow (18), starting at 13:05.
How do you keep up to date with the new Falcon 9 release?
As usual, billionaire Elon Musk’s space company will host a livestream of the Falcon 9 launch on Mission GPS-III-SV05. SpaceXs YouTube channel already has a countdown to the start of the event. Watch the broadcast in the video below.
According to NASA, this will be the 19th release of the Falcon 9 this year. The United States Space Agency recalls that the GPS-III-SV05 is the company’s 4th overall mission for the GPS program.
“Space Launch Delta 45 predicts a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather conditions for June 17 launch, as well as 24 hours of backup capability later,” says a NASA publication about the project.