WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with Starlink satellites

Launch was delayed an hour because of weather

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.

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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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