SpaceX rocket launch from Florida’s Space Coast marks 1st launch of 2022

Liftoff marked 33rd Starlink mission for private space company

(SpaceX via AP) (Uncredited)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX launched another round of Starlink satellites into orbit on Thursday.

The forecast showed an 80% chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket.

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The launch took place at 4:49 p.m.

SpaceX last launched a Starlink mission on Dec. 2 when the private space agency sent 48 of its internet satellites into orbit.

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