SpaceX launches 5th Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX made its fifth launch of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday.

The company was scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and 60 Starlink satellites Sunday morning but rescheduled to Monday due to technical issues.

The rocket launched at 10:05 a.m.

The launch was originally planned for Saturday, but SpaceX had to reschedule due to “poor weather in the recovery area.”

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

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

To read more about the mission, visit here.

Watch video of the launch below:

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is readying for their fifth mission to launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Monday, February 17, 2020

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

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