Watch: SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Falcon 9 rocket carrying another batch of Starlink satellites blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on Friday afternoon

The rocket lifted off from Launch pad 39-A just after 12:00 p.m.


This was the 13th launch of this particular first-stage booster.


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A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a batch of 53 Starlink satellites is now set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Friday afternoon.

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This is the 12th launch of this particular first-stage booster, having previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2 and nine Starlink missions.

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After the launch, Falcon 9′s first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed off the Florida coast.

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The launch window opens at 12:08 p.m. ET.

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You can watch the launch as it happens here and on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at noon.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.