WATCH: SpaceX logs another successful launch of Starlink satellites from Space Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed another launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station early Thursday morning.

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The launch had been scheduled to take place Tuesday evening but was delayed to allow for “additional time for pre-launch checks,” according to a tweet from SpaceX.

The rocket, carrying another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, lifted off just after 3:13 a.m.

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The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster was also used to launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station.

This is the 21st mission of the constellation of networked satellites known as Starlink.

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The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe, the company said.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.