SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, May 25 for a Falcon 9 launch of Transporter-5 to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 57-minute launch window opens at 2:27 p.m. ET, or 16:27 UTC. A backup opportunity is available on Thursday, May 26, with the same launch window. Falcon 9 will fly along Florida’s eastern coast over the ocean and may be visible from the ground.
Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, one Starlink mission, and Transporter-4. After stage separation, Falcon 9 will return to Earth and land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Transporter-5 is SpaceX’s fifth dedicated smallsat rideshare mission. On this flight are 59 spacecraft, including CubeSats, microsats, non-deploying hosted payloads, and orbital transfer vehicles.
A live webcast of this mission will begin about 10 minutes prior to liftoff.
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