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WATCH: SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Monday night.

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SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Monday night.

Liftoff of 23 Starlink satellites is scheduled for 7:42 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Space Force Station.

The first stage booster launched Crew-6, USSF-124 and four Starlink missions.

After stage separation, the first stage booster will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Read: ULA prepares for final launch of Delta IV Heavy rocket

Backup opportunities will be until 9 p.m. if needed and on Tuesday.

Channel 9 will have coverage of the launch if it happens.

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