Elon Musk will finally launch an Earth observation satellite TODAY for ‘in case of emergencies’ – here’s how to watch it live

After several delays, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is finally ready to launch its Earth-observing satellite on Monday.

SpaceX will live stream the event so you can watch it online.

The satellite is flying at the top of the rocket


The satellite is flying at the top of the rocketCredit: Getty

How to watch the latest SpaceX launch

You will be able to watch the event on SpaceX YouTube Channel.

It captioned the direct link: “SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 31 to launch the Second Generation FM2 COSMO-SkyMed mission to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC). -40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

“Instant launch window is at 6:11 pm EST or 23:11 UTC.”

You can tune in from 6pm EST (23:11 GMT).

The launch was repeatedly delayed because of recent bad weather in the US.

The satellite sits on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Today’s weather forecast shows that there is a 90% chance that the rocket will launch as planned.

The launch was part of the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation program funded by the Italian Space Agency.

It involves two satellites that will observe Earth for “emergency prevention purposes”.

European Space Agency explain: “COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation[‘s] Its purpose is to monitor the Earth for emergency prevention, strategic, scientific and commercial purposes, providing data on a global scale to support a wide range of applications including risk management, mapping, conservation forest and environment protection, natural resource exploration, land management, national defense and security, maritime surveillance, food management and agriculture. “

Musk’s rocket should drop the satellite out of orbit and then return for a quick vertical landing.

It’s been a busy week for SpaceX as it plans to launch some of its own Starlink Internet satellites tomorrow.

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