Tomorrow, on February 22nd, SpaceX Falcon 9 will be launched from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base. The rocket will launch at 9:17 am EST (6:17 am PST). SpaceX Falcon 9 launch will be live streamed. This mission will send to orbit a Spanish satellite and 2 of the SpaceX’s own internet satellites.
SpaceX’s cargo for the new mission
The main element of this mission will be the Spanish satellite PAZ.
PAZ was created by Airbus for Hisdesat which is the Spanish national satellite company’s subsidiary.
PAZ satellite is packed with the newest surveillance technologies, being able to capture images at very high resolutions. It is said to be capable of taking clear pictures of objects as small as missiles launchers.
Besides PAZ, the SpaceX’s rocket will also send two of its own internet satellites on the Earth’s orbit.
SpaceX’s internet satellites are still experimental and are designed to offer high-speed internet. SpaceX chose to send this two satellites in order to test them out and, if they will be successful, Elon Musk’s company will be one step closer to providing innovative high-speed internet to the world.
How to watch live the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch
The SpaceX Falcon 9 launch will be live on the official YouTube channel of the company.
You can also use the embedded YouTube live video feed from this article to watch in real-time the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is renting flights
According to Elon Musk, his company can charge as much as $40 million per flight. Even though it sounds huge, it is the cheapest way for the companies to send their satellites to the Earth’s orbit.
By the end of 2018, Space X plans to finish the upgraded version of Falcon 9, the “Block V” rocket. Block V will be the first SpaceX spacecraft capable of transporting humans in the outer space.
In the meantime, you can enjoy watching the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch live.