KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday night.
The launched on time at 9:13 p.m.
What You Need To Know
- Launch was scrubbed Sunday about 30 minutes before launch time
- Second attempt was successful Tuesday
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This is the 16th Starlink mission, launching another 60 satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX originally planned to launch the rocket Sunday night, but it was postponed about 30 minutes before launch time.
Officials said there were no issues with the rocket or payload and that teams will use the additional time to complete data reviews.
A second launch attempt was planned for Monday, but SpaceX announced Monday afternoon that it would push the launch back so weather conditions would be better at the recovery zone for the first stage of the rocket.
SpaceX is creating a chain of thousands of Starlink mini-satellites, which will be used to eventually increase affordable internet access to areas that don't have access.