SpaceX succeeds with Starlink satellites on planned double-launch day in Florida

Second launch since scrubbed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX put another batch of Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit Sunday with a Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The launch was delayed from earlier that morning due to unfavorable weather conditions, originally scheduled for 5:56 a.m.

The rescheduled launch attempt was set for 8:20 a.m. and went off without a hitch.

It was to be the first of two missions scheduled within hours of each other on the Space Coast. The other — SpaceX’s 28th commercial resupply mission — was set to take off at 12:12 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A before being scrubbed, delayed to Monday at 11:47 a.m.

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Twenty-two Starlink V2 Mini satellites took the trip from Space Launch Complex 40, with the Falcon 9′s reusable booster aiming for and successfully landing on SpaceX’s “Just Read The Instructions” drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX early May 27 launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape after scrubs from weather two days in a row.

Watch the launch again in the video player at the top of this story.

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