CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Monday morning, bringing 46 Starlink internet satellites to space.
The launch at 9:44 a.m. was originally scheduled for Sunday morning, but weather conditions in the recovery zone delayed it, SpaceX said.
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Weather conditions were 90% favorable for launch time Monday, according to the 45th Weather Squadron. Launch weather officers said Sunday that weather conditions would stay “much the same” in the event of another 24-hour delay.
The Falcon 9 Starlink 4-8 mission will follow a recent launch in which up to 40 of 49 Starlink satellites sent toward orbit on Feb. 3 fell back to Earth and were destroyed due to a geomagnetic storm.