Watch SpaceX launch 56 Starlink satellites today (Image Credit: Space.com)
Update for 9:15 a.m. ET: Space has now set a new launch time of 11:35 a.m. ET (1535 GMT) with a 40% chance of favorable weather at liftoff.
SpaceX will send another set of its Starlink satellites to space today (June 23) and you can watch the whole thing live for free.
The Falcon 9 will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, with the first stage coming down eight minutes later on a nearby drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean called A Shortfall of Gravitas. The Starlinks will deploy about 65 minutes after launch.
SpaceX says the first stage has already supported numerous missions, including a resupply mission to the International Space Station known as CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1, SES-18 and SES-19, and three other Starlink missions.
Backup opportunities for the launch are also available on Saturday (June 24) at 9:05 a.m. EDT (1305 GMT) and later on Saturday at 10:46 a.m. EDT (14:46 GMT), SpaceX officials wrote in a launch advisory.
SpaceX has sent more than 4,500 Starlink satellites to space already, and roughly 4,200 of them are operational, according to astrophysicist and satellite tracker Jonathan McDowell.
But SpaceX wants to keep growing the megaconstellation. The company has permission to send 12,000 of the broadband satellites to space and has applied for approval for another 30,000.