CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – UPDATE: An upcoming SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center has been delayed to Thursday at the earliest, the company said.
ORIGINAL: In a potential Falcon 9 double feature of sorts, SpaceX plans to launch a batch of Starlink internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center less than 24 hours after a launch scheduled to put an Italian surveillance satellite in orbit on behalf of the European Space Agency.
Weather conditions on Monday for Starlink Group 4-7 are considered 90% favorable, with the same figure reduced to 80% in the event of a 24-hour delay, according to the 45th Weather Squadron.
The 49 internet satellites onboard the Falcon 9 will join SpaceX’s constellation of more than 1,500 operational Starlink units now in orbit, according to Jonathan’s Space Report.
News 6 will livestream the launch at the top of this story when it begins.