SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 on Starlink mission

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Updated: After two previous scrubs, Spacex launched a Falcon 9 rocket with dozens of the company’s star link satellites onboard from Tuesday night from the Cape Canaveral Air Force station. It’s the 16th Starlink mission.

8 min 50 seconds later, the booster successfully landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic. The company’s 61st successful booster recovery.


After pushing Sunday nights planned launch to Monday night, SpaceX tweeted Monday that it’s now targeting 9:13 p.m. Tuesday for the Falcon 9 launch with another batch Starlink broadband satellites.

It’s the 16th Starlink mission, its 15th Starlink payload launched on Oct. 24.

The rocket will carry at least 60 satellites to space. It is part of the goal to create a constellation network that will provide internet services to rural areas perhaps struggling with internet issues or don’t have reliable and affordable connection.

WDBO will air the 9:13 p.m. launch live, on air and in our APP.

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