WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX launches Starlink mission from Kennedy Space Center

Launch marks 48th mission for satellite constellation

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX on Wednesday launched another batch of Starlink satellites into space from Florida’s Space Coast.

Launch of the Falcon 9 rocket took place at 6:59 a.m. from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A. The launch was originally set for 6:20 a.m.

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The launch marked the 48th Starlink mission for SpaceX, which uses satellites to provide internet, with plans to eventually offer Wi-Fi worldwide. SpaceX usually sends up 60 satellites per launch.

SpaceX also landed the rocket booster on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Next SpaceX launch: Wednesday, May 18

  • Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9
  • Mission: 48th Starlink launch
  • Launch Time: 6:59 a.m.
  • Launch Pad: 39A at Kennedy Space Center
  • Trajectory: Northeast
  • Landing: Drone ship
  • Weather: 80% “go”

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