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How to Watch SpaceX Launch the 2,000. Starlink satellite Tuesday

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A Falcon 9 rocket boosts a lot of Starlink satellites.

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SpaceX seeks to set a strong pace for launches in 2022, as its third Falcon 9 mission of the month is scheduled to explode off Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday night.

This will be this year's second Starlink mission, with 49 of the company's low-bandwidth flying broadband routers ready to be deployed about 15 minutes after the explosion.

This mission will put the total number of Starlinks launched, including the earliest versions into orbit, at over 2,000 for the first time, according to data kept by astronomer Jonathan McDowell.

However, a number of these satellites have been de-orbited or are not currently active, as Elon Musk recently pointed out on Twitter.

This latest batch of satellites includes laser links that will allow Starlinks to communicate in orbit and reduce the need for several expensive ground stations.

The Falcon 9 booster to perform the ceiling makes its tenth flight, after launching a GPS satellite, a Turkish communications satellite, a smallsat rideshare and six other Starlink missions.

The rocket will land on the drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas stationed in the Atlantic Ocean less than 10 minutes after launch. The nose cone for this mission has also been recycled from previous Starlink missions.

The launch was originally set for Monday, but was pushed back for more favorable weather conditions the next day.

As usual, SpaceX will livestream it all, starting about 15 minutes before departure at. 16:04 PT and you can watch via the feed below.

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