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.
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship pic.twitter.com/2sNklBXGP8— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 18, 2022
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”