Follow live as SpaceX targets 9:02 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 18, for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and batch of 49 Starlink internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
This evening’s launch marks the third of the year for Florida and third mission featuring a southern trajectory, a historically rare occurrence. The 35th dedicated launch for Starlink will include an instantaneous window, meaning Falcon 9 must fly on time or delay to another day.
Weather for liftoff, according to the Space Force, is nearly 100% “go.”
Note: Liftoff was originally planned for 7:04 p.m. ET, but SpaceX has opted to fly during a second instantaneous window at 9:02 p.m. ET.
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