SpaceX launches 5th batch of 60 Starlink Satellites [Live: 18.03.2020, 12:16 UTC] Second Attempt


First Attempt was aborted right after ignition because of unexpected sensor readings.

SpaceX is launching 60 additional Satellites for their own Starlink Constellation.

The booster is a Block 5 on its 5th flight and will land on a drone ship. This is the first time a booster will be reused for the 5th time.

The mission to low earth orbit will launch from LC 39 at Kennedy Space Center.

SpaceX will attempt to capture the fairings.


  • Payload mass is approximately 15,6 tonnes
  • 60 Starlink Satellites

Launch window opens at 12:16 UTC (March 18th 2020).

Check your local time at:

Where to watch:

Tim Dodd will be live streaming 30 minutes before launch:

Or 15 minutes before launch:

Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia

Why SpaceX is Making Starlink - Real Engineering: Youtube

Earlier coverage of Starlink:

Starlink 4 [17.02.20]

Starlink 3 [29.01.20]

Starlink 2 [07.01.20]

Starlink 1 [11.11.19]

Starlink Demo [24.05.19]

Useful links to stay up to date on launches: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Space News:

NASA Spaceflight

Be aware, this is rocket surgery.

Small disturbances can lead to postponed launches. Making sure everything is just right is way cheaper than risking big fireworks.

@remind-me on 18th March 2020 12:16



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