SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX plans to launch two Falcon 9 rockets this weekend. Read more about the Starlink mission below.


SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying 22 Starlink satellites.

Liftoff was 8:20 a.m. Sunday.

Original report:

SpaceX plans to launch a batch of Starlink satellites at 8:20 a.m. Sunday.


The Falcon 9 rocket will blast off into low-Earth orbit from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The rocket will carry 22 satellites.

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Weather conditions are about 85% favorable.

SpaceX also used the first stage booster of this mission for Crew-6.

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After stage separation, the booster will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX said there are several backup launch opportunities on Monday.

If the launch happens, you can watch the launch on Eyewitness News or click here to watch the launch.

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