SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying OneWeb satellites from Florida coast

OneWeb is an Internet company using satellite constellation

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday to deliver satellites for OneWeb. (SpaceX)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday to deliver a payload of satellites for OneWeb.

The SpaceX launch occurred at 2:13 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

OneWeb is an internet company that uses a satellite constellation. OneWeb is hoping to provide global, 24-hour service either this year or next.

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The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will return to Earth and land at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, so be prepared for sonic booms.

Launch weather is nearly perfect for Thursday, with forecasters seeing only a 5% chance of weather causing a problem.

This will be the second rocket launch expected on the Space Coast this week. Relativity Space is expecting to attempt the maiden launch of its 3D-printed rocket.

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