WATCH: SpaceX successfully launches next Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: SpaceX Friday afternoon successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites.

The deployment of 53 Starlink satellites confirmed shortly after the Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on schedule at 5:27 p.m.

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A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a batch of 53 Starlink satellites is now set to lift off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Friday evening.

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This is the sixth launch of this particular first stage booster, the most recent in support of the Ax-1 mission on April 8.

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Following the launch, the Falcon 9′s first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions drone ship stationed off the Florida coast.

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The launch window opens at 5:27 p.m. You can watch the launch LIVE on Channel 9 or by clicking below.

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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.