WATCH: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Space Coast following brief weather-related delay

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — 8 a.m. Update:

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The Flacon 9 rocket lifted off during the backup launch window at 12:42 a.m. on Saturday after Friday night’s launch was delayed due to bad weather.

There were 53 Starlink broadband satellites onboard Saturday’s rocket launch.

To date, SpaceX has launch more than 2,300 Starlink satellites

Shortly after the launch the booster rocket landed safely on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Previous Story: Following a short delay due to unfavorable weather, SpaceX is gearing up for a nighttime launch of its Starlink satellites from the Space Coast.

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A Falcon 9 rocket will carry 53 Starlink satellites into orbit.SpaceX has announced it is delaying its Starlink satellite launch slightly, to 12:42 a.m., due to unfavorable weather.

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SpaceX is getting ready to launch another batch of Starlink satellites from the Space Coast.

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The launch window opens at 11:24 p.m.

A Falcon 9 rocket will carry 53 Starlink satellites into orbit.

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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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Watch the launch here or on Channel 9.

Crews said a backup opportunity is planned for Saturday if Friday’s launch is scrubbed.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

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