How To Watch Starlink Launch LIVE As Elon Musk Fires 60 More Satellites Into Space

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ANOTHER 60 satellites are being fired into orbit this Sunday by SpaceX, the US rocket firm owned by billionaire Elon Musk.

The “Starlink” probes will join an ever-growing network of satellites that will one day beam cheap WiFi to people across the globe.

Although visibility won’t be great this weekend over the UK and US, Sunday’s takeoff will be streamed online for free by SpaceX.

Here’s all you need to know about the Starlink 7 mission – including how to watch it live.

Starlink launch date, time and how to watch

The latest Starlink launch is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at 9am BST / 4am EDT.

UK stargazers snapped pictures a Starlink display last month
UK stargazers snapped pictures a Starlink display last monthCredit: James Newman/Triangle News

If all goes to plan, a Falcon 9 rocket will blast into space carrying 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

For UK stargazers, it’ll probably be a little too bright to catch the rocket blasting into space.

However, you can watch the launch live on the SpaceX website or official YouTube channel.

US stargazers may well get a glimpse of the rocket – as well as the satellites once they’ve deployed roughly 15 minutes after liftoff.

The satellites are so bright that you won’t need binoculars or a telescope to see them.

It goes without saying that your best chance of catching a display requires clear skies and as little light around you as possible.

Try not to stare at your phone too much and turn off outside lights to dampen the effects of light pollution.

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