Space.com reported the launch and mission as follows, “SpaceX launched 22 more of its Starlink internet satellites late on Friday night (Sept. 15) after a one-day delay.
A Falcon 9 rocket launched the Starlink spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Friday at 11:38 p.m. EDT (0338 GMT on Sept. 16).
SpaceX had been planning to launch shortly after midnight on Friday, but the weather apparently didn’t cooperate, forcing a nearly 24-hour delay.
The Falcon 9’s first stage came back to Earth Friday night as planned. It touched down about 8.5 minutes after liftoff on the SpaceX droneship Just Read the Instructions, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast.
SpaceX’s desire to have calm seas for this recovery operation may be the reason for the delay; the company had said that it was keeping an eye on the effects of Hurricane Lee in the touchdown zone.
It was the fifth launch and landing for this particular booster, according to a SpaceX mission description.
The 22 Starlink satellites, meanwhile, are scheduled to deploy from the Falcon 9’s upper stage about 65 minutes after launch.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch .
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