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UPDATE: SpaceX Falcon 9 launch time pushed back

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Jan 18, 2023

UPDATE: SpaceX is now targeting a 7:43 a.m. launch time.

In a tweet, SpaceX says weather conditions are 60% favorable for a launch Thursday morning.


SpaceX set the launch time for their next Starlink mission aboard the Falcon 9 rocket. Look out for take-off Thursday morning at 7:23 a.m.


SpaceX is targeting Thursday, Jan. 19, for a Falcon 9 launch of 51 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

This launch was originally set to take place on Monday, Jan. 9, but was canceled because of adverse storm conditions.

Starlink provides broadband satellite internet for rural and remote communities.

After completing the satellite separation, Falcon 9 is planned to return to Earth and land on the 'Of Course I Still Love You' droneship in the Pacific Ocean.

SpaceX is providing a live stream of the launch here.