CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. — SpaceX completed their first successful launch of 2020 Monday, the company's Falcon 9 rocket tonight lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a number of Starlink satellites into orbit.
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The launch is for the company's third Starlink mission, which was originally set for Friday.
The rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites launched as scheduled at 9:19 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40. The launch also marked the inaugural launch of the 45th Space Wing of the United States Space Force.
Poor weather conditions are expected for Friday night, which is what prompted the change. The Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron is forecasting 90 percent favorable weather conditions for Monday.
SpaceX launched the first two batches of Starlink satellites last year. The company hopes to eventually have thousands of satellites in orbit that would provide internet services around the world.
The first stage booster being used in the flight tonight has already flown in three missions.