CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit on Tuesday evening.
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 11:38 p.m.
If needed, three backup opportunities were available until 1:46 a.m. on Wednesday.
SpaceX also said five backup opportunities were available on Wednesday from 10:22 p.m. until 1:21 a.m. on Thursday.
On Monday, the 45th Space Wing, which handles weather forecasts for launches on the Space Coast, released a forecast for the Starlink mission for Tuesday. It says there is only a 40% chance that weather will affect the launch.
According to the space agency, following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Short Fall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
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