WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Cape

Launch marks 43rd for Starlink

SpaceX does it again.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – SpaceX launched another round of Starlink satellites into orbit from Florida’s Space Coast.

The 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket launched at 1:51 p.m. Thursday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Launch Complex 40.

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The forecast called for a 70% chance of favorable weather Thursday morning, with a primary concern of winds during liftoff, according to the 45th Weather Squadron.

If the liftoff is delayed by 24 hours, chances of favorable weather drop to 50%.

Thursday’s launch marked the 43rd for the Starlink, a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low-Earth orbit that beam internet connectivity to hundreds of thousands of users.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.