SpaceX prepares to launch 12th Starlink mission with 60 satellites

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, September 3 at 8:46 a.m. EDT, 12:46 UTC, for launch of its twelfth Starlink mission.

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A backup opportunity is available on Friday, September 4 at 8:24 a.m. EDT, 12:24 UTC.

Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission in June 2020.

Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Starlink satellites will deploy approximately 14 minutes after liftoff.

Source: SpaceX