SpaceX sets off late-night Falcon 9 launch on Florida’s Space Coast

Launch took off at 12:29 a.m. on Friday, April 7

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX set off an overnight launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The rocket launched Friday from Space Launch Complex 40 with an Intelsat communication satellite between at 12:29 a.m.

The satellite is expected to help boost connectivity for Intelsat customers across the North and Central America, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.

Florida Today said a launch forecast issued Tuesday predicts an 85% chance of favorable conditions for launch.

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SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites last week from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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