‘Unfavorable weather’ forces SpaceX to stand down again on Falcon 9 launch

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: SpaceX announced Wednesday that it is standing down again on the Falcon 9 launch, set fo4 9:48 p.m., due to “unfavorable weather.”

The agency is now targeting Thursday at 9:27 p.m. to launch the 54 Starlink satellites from the Space Coast.

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SpaceX will make a second attempt at launching a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast on Wednesday evening.


The company plans to launch another batch of Starlink satellites from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The launch is scheduled for 9:48 p.m.

Read: SpaceX, T-Mobile try to connect remote areas with satellites

Another Falcon 9 rocket launch for Starlink took off Saturday night.

Starlink’s mission is to create a global network of satellites to provide high-speed internet access.

Read: NASA asks SpaceX to launch more crewed missions to International Space Station

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.