Watch again: SpaceX sends more Starlink satellites into orbit following Florida launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX has sent another batch of its Starlink satellites into orbit Monday evening following a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The launch occurred at 6:13 p.m. after being delayed for nearly five hours due to a "space weather concern," SpaceX said in a tweet. The launch was originally scheduled for 1:38 p.m.
The mission includes 21 second-generation Starlink satellites into low orbit, which provide satellite-based internet access.
The first stage booster supporting this mission was previously launched on the CRS-26 mission and OneWeb Launch 16. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. This marked the 174th landing of an orbital class rocket.
Earlier Monday, NASA and SpaceX scrubbed their Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station due to a ground systems issue. That mission, which will send four astronauts to the ISS, is now scheduled for 12:34 a.m. on Thursday, March 2.