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SpaceX will launch Starlink Tuesday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida

SpaceX will launch Starlink Tuesday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida

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SpaceX plans to launch the next batch of Starlink satellites Tuesday night, according to a geospatial navigation alert and an FAA warning.

The launch window runs from 8:04 PM to 11:58 PM EST. While SpaceX tends to launch early in its designated launch window, various factors — such as weather — play a role in the final timing.

This will be the first launch in June from Cape, and the 42nd launch of the year.

The Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40 and travel on a southeast trajectory. Eight and a half minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage booster will land on a drone in the Atlantic Ocean. Local sonic booms are not expected.

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Since SpaceX has not yet confirmed this mission, the identity of the booster is unknown.

However, the FAA lists this mission as Starlink 8-5, making it the fifth batch of eight Starlink satellites to be built. Until this mission, SpaceX had been launching the six-satellite constellation from the Space Coast.

Brooke Edwards is a satellite correspondent for Florida Today. Call her on [email protected] Or on the tenth: @prokovstars.

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