CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX will send another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on Friday.
Weather conditions look favorable for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, which is scheduled to lift off at 5:27 p.m., taking 53 satellites into space from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Launch Complex 40.
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Weather officials said Thursday there’s an 80% chance of “go” conditions at the time of launch.
After liftoff, the 162-foot first stage will attempt to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
The launch will mark the 44th mission Starlink mission, a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low-Earth orbit that beam internet connectivity to hundreds of thousands of users.
If needed, SpaceX could try again Saturday afternoon.
Targeting Friday, April 29 for a Falcon 9 launch of 53 Starlink satellites to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 28, 2022