CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Another batch of Starlink satellites launched Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Starlink Group 4-12, which brings 46 more satellites to the growing internet constellation, took off during an instantaneous launch window at 12:42 a.m.
SpaceX pushed the launch back from the original launch time of 11:23 p.m. because of unfavorable weather out at the cape. A severe thunderstorm warning for the area was in effect until 10:30 p.m. as a line of storms moved through.
B1051, the Falcon 9 rocket booster chosen for the launch, had been used 11 times prior. The rocket landed for a 12th time on an autonomous drone ship, this time the “Just Read the Instructions,” in the Atlantic Ocean.
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