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A quick look at which rockets lift off from various Brevard launch sites.
Quickly swallowed by a shroud of thick mist, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took flight in the darkness early Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
SpaceX’s Starlink 6-28 mission lifted another 23 internet-beaming satellites into low-Earth orbit at 12:05 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 — though the rocket essentially could not be seen by spectators from as close as Cocoa Beach.
Crews had postponed the Falcon 9 launch attempt for 24 hours as Florida’s East Coast was pummeled by a “no-name storm” that triggered widespread flooding Thursday night across Palm Bay, shutting down roadways and swamping vehicles.
The Falcon 9 first-stage booster landed aboard SpaceX’s drone ship Just Read the Instructions out on the Atlantic Ocean, logging its 11th mission.
Next at the Cape: Though SpaceX has yet to make an announcement, a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency navigational warning indicates the company’s next launch window will open late Tuesday night.
The launch window opens at 11 p.m. EST Tuesday and extends until 3:31 a.m. Wednesday. Those hours mirror the time frame of the Starlink 6-28 mission launch window.
For the latest schedule updates from the Cape, visit floridatoday.com/launchschedule.
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