Liftoff: Falcon 9 rocket launches 22 Starlink satellites from the Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast early Friday morning.


The launch was set for 12:41 a.m., but was delayed until 2:20 a.m. The rocket sent a batch of second-generation Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit.

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The first stage booster for this mission previously launched CRS-26, OneWeb Launch 16, Intelsat IS-40e, and one Starlink mission, SpaceX said.

Shortly after the launch, the first stage of the rocket landed on SpaceX’s A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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