Watch live: SpaceX launches its first 60 Starlink satellites tonight

CNET | 5/23/2019 | Jackson Ryan
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Falcon 9 blasts off.

SpaceX is again gearing up to send the first 60 satellites in the Starlink megaconstellation to space. After multiple delays, the company said Monday that the new launch window will open Thursday night, May 23. Here's when and how to follow the historic mission live.

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Starlink is SpaceX's satellite broadband project and will eventually see a total of 12,000 satellites swinging around the Earth to deliver internet to basically every corner of the globe. The first 60 test satellites are currently crammed into the payload pay of a Falcon 9, waiting for departure. You can brush up on Musk's aspirations for Starlink in our handy guide.

The launch window opens on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. PT and closes at midnight on May 24. Like last week, a backup launch window will open 24 hours later, on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT, should something go awry during the first launch window. The launch is taking place at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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If you want to follow along live, SpaceX is streaming a webcast of the launch. The broadcast will kick off 15 minutes...
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