Excitement Builds as SpaceX Eyes ‘Doubleheader of Starlink Launches’ On Sunday Elon Musk’s SpaceX Eyeing ‘Doubleheader Of Starlink Launches’ On Sunday

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By Ronald Tech

Aiming for the Skies

Elon Musk is once again gearing up to captivate the world with SpaceX‘s ambitious plan of two back-to-back Starlink launches on an upcoming Sunday night.

The Spectacle Unfolds: Having already propelled 23 Starlink satellites aloft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, SpaceX is now setting its sights on the launch of another 22 from California.

The company has earmarked 9:02 p.m. PT for the Falcon 9 launch from California, potentially adding a thrilling doubleheader of Starlink launches to its repertoire on a Sunday night.

With palpable enthusiasm, SpaceX and its visionary CEO Musk have labeled the occasion a ‘doubleheader of Starlink launches’ in a post on social media.

Stratospheric Significance

The Bigger Picture: SpaceX wrapped up 2023 with a staggering 96 launches, marking a remarkable 57% year-on-year surge. This followed 26 launches in 2020, 31 in 2021, and an impressive 61 launches in 2022. The company is now eyeing a monumental 144 launches this year, averaging a lofty 12 launches per month.

In parallel, the aerospace titan’s satellite internet segment, Starlink, has garnered over 2.3 million customers spanning 70 countries. According to astronomer Jonathan McDowell’s database, SpaceX has propelled over 5,700 Starlink satellites into the low-Earth orbit, underpinning global connectivity.

The event holds particular significance against the backdrop of SpaceX’s storied legacy, underlining its commitment to pioneering technological frontiers.

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