SpaceX launches Starlink mission from Space Coast

Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a batch of Starlink satellites Friday night. (Copyright 2023 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla. – Folks on the Space Coast got a Friday night rocket launch courtesy of SpaceX.

The company launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the latest Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 11:12 p.m.

The launch was originally scheduled for 7:56 p.m., at Space Launch Complex 40. SpaceX did not say why it pushed the launch back.

The Falcon 9 rocket carried 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit as part of SpaceX’s internet constellation.

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After launch, the first stage of the rocket landed on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

This isn’t the only launch the Space Coast can expect this weekend.

United Launch Alliance is planning an Atlas V launch for the National Reconnaissance Office on Saturday morning at 8:51 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Base. That rocket is launching the SILENTBARKER mission, which is a mission for the NRO and the U.S. Space Force to improve space domain awareness.

The forecast for that launch is only a 15% chance of weather impacting the launch.

When any launch happens, you can watch it streaming live on

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