CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX launched another batch of Starlink satellites into space Thursday evening from Cape Canaveral.
The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket took place at 6:12 p.m. from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
SpaceX tweeted Thursday morning that the mission would send 48 Starlink satellites and two BlackSky spacecraft into orbit.
The Space Coast-based 45th Weather Squadron said conditions should be nearly 100% “go” around the pad, with additional criteria -- upper-level winds, drone ship recovery weather and solar flare activity -- noted as “low-risk.”
Targeting tonight at 6:12 p.m. EST for a Falcon 9 launch of 48 Starlink satellites and 2 BlackSky spacecraft to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 2, 2021
Launch on Thursday, Dec. 2
- Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9
- Mission: 32nd batch of Starlink internet satellites
- Launch Time: 6:12 p.m. EST
- Launch Complex: 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
- Trajectory: Northeast
- Landing: Drone ship
- Weather: 90% “go”