SpaceX successfully launches another Starlink mission after brief delay due to weather

SpaceX ended the work week with a nighttime launch of 53 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral. 

The space company sent up a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of communication satellites on Saturday morning. Liftoff was 12:42 a.m.   It was originally set for 11:24 p.m. on Friday but was delayed due to passing storms.  

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SpaceX now has thousands of internet-beaming satellites in low-Earth orbit. The constellation is part of SpaceX's business to provide global internet via spacecraft.

About eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX landed its rocket booster on the Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. This booster was previously launched 11 times, including the first SpaceX launch with NASA astronauts. 

As of Friday morning, forecasters with the 45th Weather Squadron predict a 70% chance of favorable launch conditions. 

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