SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink satellites

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink satellites into orbit.

UPDATE: On Saturday, SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Brevard County.

The Falcon 8 rocket carrying 53 Starlink satellites lifted off at 4:40 p.m., and about 8 minutes later the rocket’s first stage successfully landed at sea on the droneship Just Read the Instructions.

SpaceX successfully launched a batch of Starlink satellites on Friday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

ORIGINAL STORY: People in Central Florida will have a chance to watch a rocket launch Saturday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket to carry another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit.

The launch is set for 4:40 p.m.

After the launch, the first stage of the rocket is set to launch on SpaceX’s Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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If the launch does not happen Saturday, a backup opportunity is available on Sunday at 4:12 p.m.

When the launch happens, you can watch it live on Channel 9, and on wftv.com.

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