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SpaceX to launch Starlink satellites from California with Falcon 9

by Dubaiforum

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – SpaceX is set to launch a batch of Starlink satellites Friday from California, WKMG in Orlando reported.

The Falcon 9 launch of 51 Starlink satellites, initially set for no earlier than 5:50 p.m. EST Thursday, was pushed back to 1:38 p.m. EST Friday due to unfavorable weather conditions, space officials said in a tweet.

The satellites will be launched from the Space Launch Complex 4 East at California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base, the company said in a release.

According to SpaceX officials, the satellites will be sent into low-Earth orbit and the Falcon 9′s first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

The first-stage booster supporting the mission has also launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, Transporter-4, Transporter-5, Globalstar FM15, ISI EROS C-3 and two Starlink missions, according to SpaceX.

The launch will follow the Crew-6 mission, which successfully took off early Thursday from Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County.

The Florida launch sent NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev toward the International Space Station in a Dragon spacecraft.

Local 10 News will stream the Falcon 9 Starlink launch live in the media player at the top of this story when it happens.

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