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.
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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”