July 2, 2022


Race to the Galaxies starts here

Live coverage: SpaceX counting down to first launch of 2021[

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For its first launch of the year, SpaceX plans to launch the Airbus-built Turksat 5A communications satellite to cover Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa with data relay and television broadcast services. A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station during a four-hour window opening at 8:28 p.m. EST Thursday (0128 GMT Friday).

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with the Turksat 5A communications satellite for Turksat. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket on pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station before a previous mission. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s live video webcast begins around 15 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on this page.

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