SpaceX successfully launches early morning Starlink mission from Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the early morning sky on Thursday with the liftoff of its latest Starlink satellite mission.

The launch was scheduled to go up at 4:02 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but was briefly delayed. The rocket – carrying another batch of 56 Starlink satellites – ended up blasting off just after 4:30 a.m. ET.

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SpaceX's Starlink is the constellation of networked satellites aimed to provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.