CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX early Thursday launched yet another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from Florida’s Space Coast.
After a short delay from the original launch time, the rocket blasted off at 4:32 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
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The Falcon 9 rocket delivered 56 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit as part of SpaceX’s continuing effort to build an internet network for underserved areas.
The first-stage booster for the rocket later landed on the droneship “Just Read The Instructions” in the Atlantic Ocean.
Forecasters at Space Launch Delta 45 said there was a 30% chance that weather could prevent the launch but conditions cleared up in time.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/nLJdSIiPZZ— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 26, 2023
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship pic.twitter.com/Es18PGOMsm— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 26, 2023
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