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.
Targeting today, June 3 at 9:25 p.m. EDT for Falcon 9 launch of 60 Starlink satellites from SLC-40. Weather is 60% favorable, and webcast will go live about 10 minutes before liftoff https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 3, 2020
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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More Democrat leaders from non-border states are wising up to the immigration crisis our nation faces. Woburn mayor Scott Galvin, of the progressive state of Massachusetts, is hoping that lawmakers will overturn a 40-year-old law because the reality of being “bleeding heart liberals” is resulting in the demise of his town.
The 40-year-old “right-to-shelter” law has got to go, says mayor Galvin, because of the immense strain the thousands of migrant families are putting on the area’s residents. By Friday, there were about 150 families living in the city’s hotels, an “unsustainable” arrangement for his 40,000 constituents.
Galvin told the New York Times the right-to-shelter law, which only exists in Massachusetts, was “passed at a different time, and was not meant to cover what we’re seeing now.”
National Review reports:
Under the 1983 right-to-shelter law, Massachusetts officials are legally required to offer housing to any homeless families seeking shelter in the state. The law now covers a rising influx of migrant families, although individuals are not covered under its provisions.
“We’re going above and beyond, while some communities around us are not being impacted, and we don’t have endless capacity in our schools,” said Galvin. “The benefits that are bestowed on migrants make the state a very attractive destination, and without some changes, this challenge is not going to abate.”
Massachusetts Democrat Governor Maura Healey already declared a state of emergency on August 8th, requesting help from the federal government. On August 31, Healey activated up to 250 Massachusetts National Guard members to assist the more than 6,000 migrant families already in the state’s shelter system.
Approximately 6,300 families are living in emergency shelters and hotels across the state, up roughly 50 percent from the year prior. The cost for such accommodations for all the migrants is approximately $45 million per month, National Review reports.
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