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Falcon 9 sits ready on the launchpad for the final Iridium NEXT mission.
Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, wants to bring speedy broadband to the world, and achieving that lofty goal relies on 60 satellites tucked neatly away inside a Falcon 9 payload bay.
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The Starlink mission is set to deliver those first 60 internet satellites to orbit later Wednesday, paving the way for a megaconstellation that will eventually contain over 12,000 of the miniature internet-providing beasts.
The launch window is currently scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. PT and will close at 9 p.m. PT on May 15. SpaceX has said the weather conditions are 80% favorable for launch. As is par for the course for SpaceX now, the company will attempt to land the Falcon 9 booster on a droneship known as "Of Course I Still Love You," floating along in the Atlantic Ocean. Around an hour into the mission, the satellites will be deployed.
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If you're the kind of person who loves a spaceship and wants to watch along, you can follow live at the link below. SpaceX generally starts streaming around 15 minutes prior...
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