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WATCH: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket at KSC for Starlink mission

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday evening.


Original report:

Florida’s Space Coast may see two rocket launches over the next three days.

SpaceX plans to launch its 26th batch of Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday.

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The launch is set for 6:54 p.m. and the weather is forecast to be 70% favorable for launch.

SpaceX has said it is launching hundreds of Starlink satellites with a goal of providing reliable and affordable internet across the globe.

The network is currently available in parts of North America and expected to be available globally in late 2021 or 2022.

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The United Launch Alliance also plans to light up the Kennedy Space Center with a rocket launch planned for Monday.

ULA is set to launch an Atlas V rocket carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile System Center.

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The ULA launch is set for 1:35 p.m. and the weather is forecast to be 90% favorable for launch.

Channel 9 will have LIVE coverage of both rocket launches if they happen.