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SpaceX successfully launches 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday.

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Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The company hit its target launch at 3:30 p.m., and it will be the seventh time the company completed the mission.

The satellites are part of SpaceX’s plan to deploy the world’s most advanced broadband internet system.

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SpaceX said the Starlink system will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive or completely unavailable.

Channel 9 will be streaming the launch on its website and on its Facebook page.

To read more about the mission, visit here.

Katlyn Brieskorn,

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