UPDATE:LIFTOFF of Falcon 9 and 60 Starlink satellites at 9:13 p.m. ET! The rocket’s first stage then returned for a landing on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship while the second stage delivered the satellites to low-Earth orbit about 15 minutes later. Read the full story here.
Watch live as SpaceX targets 9:13 p.m. ET Tuesday for the launch of its 16th batch of Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Because the mission with 60 satellites requires an instantaneous window, Falcon 9 must launch right on time or delay to another day. This will mark the second attempt after the first was scrubbed Sunday.
After liftoff, the rocket’s first stage will target a landing on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship about 250 miles northeast of Florida.