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Watch: SpaceX Set to Launch Starlink Satellites From Florida’s Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX aborted the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday night.


What You Need To Know

  • SpaceX launch Sunday night from Florida postponed
  • Countdown stopped with 1 minute, 24 seconds left
  • Next launch opportunity is Monday, March 1 at 8:15 p.m. ET

The Falcon 9 is carrying the next batch of Starlink satellites.

The rocket was scheduled to lift off from Pad 39A at 8:37 p.m. ET, but the countdown stopped with 1 minute, 24 seconds before liftoff.

It was unclear just after the countdown abort what prompted the stoppage. SpaceX said the rocket and payload “remain in good health.”

The weather was good, with the 45th Weather Squadron forecasting a 90% chance of favorable weather at launch time.

The batch of satellites will join a fleet of more than 1,000 broadband satellites already in orbit. The satellites will make up a network designed to provide “reliable and affordable” internet services across the globe.

SpaceX plans to land the Falcon 9’s first stage rocket booster on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which is located in the Atlantic Ocean. If successful, it will be the eight launch and landing for this booster.

The next launch opportunity is Monday evening, March 1, at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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