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SpaceX Set To Launch 60 Satellites Wednesday Night

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SpaceX will launch 60 satellites into space Wednesday night, weather permitting, the company announced on social media earlier in the day.

The space giant, founded and led by Elon Musk, is set to launch the satellites in a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral as part of its Starlink mission.

SpaceX will send the satellites into space using its Falcon 9 orbital launch vehicle at approximately 9:25 p.m. EDT. from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

This launch is scheduled to come just five days after SpaceX and NASA teamed up to launch a pair of U.S. astronauts for the SpaceX Dragon Demo-2 mission, sending them to the International Space Station.

“The Starlink satellites will deploy in an elliptical orbit approximately 15 minutes after liftoff,” SpaceX announced in a press release on the company website. “Prior to orbit raise, SpaceX engineers will conduct data reviews to ensure all Starlink satellites are operating as intended. Once the checkouts are complete, the satellites will then use their onboard ion thrusters to move into their operational altitude of 550 km.”

SpaceX also revealed that on this mission, it “will launch the first Starlink satellite with a deployable visor to block sunlight from hitting the brightest spots of the spacecraft.”

The livestream will be available at this link 10 minutes prior to liftoff.

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White House Confirms It Is Looking Into Shutting Down Oil Pipeline Amid Fuel Crisis

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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’  I said, is it being studied right now?  Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”

“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.

 

The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.

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