KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After a few delays, SpaceX was able to launch its famed Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday morning, sending 60 Starlink satellites into the great beyond.
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Following a couple delays, SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites for its growing, worldwide broadband internet service.
It is the 17th launch for the network. They will add to a growing constellation of more than 700 small satellites designed to provide internet access to people around the world.
The Falcon 9 lifted off at NASA Kennedy Pad 39A at 8:02 a.m. EST.
The 45th Weather Squad gave a 90 percent of favorable weather for Wednesday’s launch.
SpaceX was able to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the droneship “Just Read the Instructions” that is located in the Atlantic Ocean, said Jessica Anderson, a SpaceX manufacturing engineer.
A launch attempt Monday was postponed because of unfavorable weather conditions in the recovery area. It was pushed back to Tuesday.
Then the launch was pushed back again to allow additional time for pre-launch inspections, SpaceX stated.