Elon Musk's SpaceX Eyes Back-To-Back Starlink Missions Today: What You Should Know

Elon Musk‘s rocket manufacturing company SpaceX is now eyeing back-to-back Starlink missions starting Wednesday.

What Happened: A Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit first from Florida at about  8:14 p.m. ET (00:14 UTC), followed by another launch of 21 Starlink satellites from California about 7 hours later.

The two missions will be the fourth and fifth Starlink missions launched by SpaceX this month. The rocket manufacturer launched six Starlink missions in July.

Why It Matters: SpaceX’s record for the shortest time span between two launches was set in March earlier this year when it launched two Falcon 9 rockets about 4 hours apart. The two rockets were headed to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

"Congrats to @SpaceX team for launching 2 rockets within 4 hours!" CEO Elon Musk tweeted.

Late last month, SpaceX was set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and a Falcon Heavy rocket as little as 45 minutes apart. However, one of the launches was postponed and occurred a day after.

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