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You can watch SpaceX launch 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit today. Here's how.

• Space.Com

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit on a used rocket today (April 22) and you can watch it all live online. 

A veteran Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch SpaceX's Starlink 6 mission the historic Launch Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 GMT). The rocket's first-stage booster has flown three times before.

You can watch the Starlink launch live here and on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of SpaceX. You can also watch the launch directly via SpaceX's webast page here. SpaceX webcasts usually begin about 15 minutes before liftoff.

Despite its name, Starlink 6 is actually the seventh batch of satellites to launch into space for SpaceX's growing broadband internet megaconstellation. The company launched its first Starlink flight in May 2019, with a second flight last November and four more since January of this year.

Currently, SpaceX has 360 satellites in orbit. The Starlink 6 mission will boost that number to 420. 


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