SpaceX is preparing for its next launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, which coincides with a Friday night window, just in time for Brevard County high school football games. Although not officially announced by SpaceX, a Federal Aviation Administration advisory hints at a Starlink 6-26 mission launch window. The launch is projected to take place between 6:23 and 10:54 p.m. EDT on Friday.
Despite a 20% chance of showers predicted by the National Weather Service meteorologists on Friday night, the Falcon 9 liftoff is expected to happen. The weather forecast indicates mostly cloudy skies, with a low temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and an east-northeast wind of 15 mph, gusting up to 20 mph.
This launch holds special significance, as it will be the 60th orbital launch this year from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX’s Starlink 6-26 mission aims to deploy the company’s latest batch of Starlink internet satellites from Launch Complex 40 in Florida. This particular launch will not generate a local sonic boom and the booster landing will be on the drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Live coverage of the launch can be accessed 90 minutes before liftoff at floridatoday.com/space. To stay updated on the latest launch schedules at Cape Canaveral, visit floridatoday.com/launchschedule.
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