SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket, 60 Starlink satellites tonight

SpaceX is getting ready to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral tonight.

The rocket will carry 60 broadband communication satellites into space, known as Starlink. The 90-minute launch window was originally slated to open at 10:30 p.m. and close at midnight. That opening has now been pushed to 11 p.m.


According to forecasters from the U.S. Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron, weather conditions are still favorable for liftoff.

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The Starlink mission will be the heaviest SpaceX payload ever at 18.5 tons. If all goes well, each launch of 60 satellites will generate more power than the International Space Station and deliver one terabit of bandwidth to Earth.

Be sure to tune in to Fox 35 on Wednesday night to watch the launch live as it happens.