SpaceX Starlink 6-28 launches from Cape Canaveral Space Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket quickly swallowed through thick fog, soaring into the darkness early Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

SpaceX’s Starlink 6-28 mission lifted 23 more Internet-broadcast satellites into low Earth orbit at 12:05 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40 — though viewers couldn’t see the rocket from as close as Cocoa Beach. .

Crews postponed a Falcon 9 launch attempt for 24 hours as Florida’s east coast was hit by an “unidentified storm” that caused widespread flooding Thursday night across Palm Bay, closing roads and submerging vehicles.

A Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage booster has landed on SpaceX’s “just read the instructions” drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, marking its 11th mission.

NEXT AT THE CAPE: Although SpaceX has not yet made an announcement, a navigation advisory from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency indicates the company’s next launch window will open late Tuesday night.

The launch window opens at 11pm EST on Tuesday and extends until 3:31am on Wednesday. Those hours reflect the time frame of the launch window for the Starlink 6-28 mission.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off for another Starlink mission in dense fog early Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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