SpaceX gearing up for Starlink satellite launch on Sunday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two rockets are set to go into space this weekend.
SpaceX plans to send up its 16th batch of Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday evening.
The 60 satellites will bring the total number launched by SpaceX to almost a thousand in orbit. The purpose of the satellites is to provide high-speed broadband internet to rural areas.
Liftoff time is set for 9:56 p.m. EST.
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Then on Saturday, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The liftoff was part of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission. A satellite that will monitor the world's oceans was taken into orbit.
The rocket launched into space at 12:17 p.m. on Saturday.
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The launches come just a week after SpaceX sent four astronauts to the International Space Station.
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