WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX launches Starlink mission from Kennedy Space Center

Launch marks 48th mission for satellite constellation

SpaceX launched another batch of Starlink satellites into space from Florida’s Space Coast.

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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