Updates: Watch SpaceX launch and land a Falcon 9 mission from Cape Canaveral

Update: Liftoff of the Falcon 9 occurred at 11:50 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, with a successful landing a short time later at Landing Zone 1. Read our full post-launch story here.

Weather conditions should be excellent for SpaceX's late Monday night launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, a mission that will include sonic booms generated by a local booster landing.

It will mark SpaceX's second mission for OneWeb, a competitor in the satellite internet industry. OneWeb was flying on Russian hardware before the war in Ukraine, after which it switched to SpaceX for launch services.

Liftoff from Pad 40 is expected at 11:50 p.m. ET. Weather during the window is predicted to be more than 90% favorable for an on-time launch attempt.

Those watching will see the rocket's 162-foot first stage touch down about eight minutes after liftoff. As usual, a sonic boom will be generated just before landing. Though startling, it is largely harmless.

Deployment of the 40 OneWeb satellites is expected to begin about an hour after liftoff.

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Update from Monday's event below:

The Falcon 9 has landed

11:58 p.m. The first-stage Falcon 9 booster has successfully landed back at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at Landing Zone 1.


11:50 p.m.: Liftoff of the OneWeb Launch 16 Falcon 9 from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. A landing attempt at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is coming up in about eight minutes. Stay tuned.

10 minutes until liftoff

11:40 p.m.: SpaceX continues to countdown to an on-time liftoff attempt at 11:50 p.m. ET. The Falcon 9 will fly a southeasterly trajectory hugging the coast of Florida, skirting between the state and the Bahamas. Shortly after, the first stage will attempt a landing back at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Fueling underway

11:20 p.m.: Fueling of the SpaceX Falcon 9 ahead of an on-time liftoff attempt is now underway. Here are some of the milestones of tonight's countdown:

00:16:00 2nd stage LOX loading begins

00:07:00 Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch

00:01:00 Command flight computer to begin final prelaunch checks

00:01:00 Propellant tank pressurization to flight pressure begins

00:00:45 SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for launch

00:00:03 Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start

00:00:00 Falcon 9 liftoff

"Go" for fueling

11:15 p.m.: SpaceX is proceeding into fueling operations of the Falcon 9 that is standing ready for launch at Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for a liftoff targeted for 11:50 p.m. ET.

One until hour to liftoff

10:50 p.m.: With one hour remaining before liftoff, SpaceX is continuing to countdown and the weather looks favorable. Stay tuned as we bring updates going into fueling of the Falcon 9 set to begin shortly.

Welcome to live coverage

10:40 p.m.: Good evening and welcome to live coverage of tonight's SpaceX Falcon 9 mission for OneWeb. Liftoff from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is slated for 11:50 p.m. A landing at the Cape's Landing Zone 1 is expected a short time later. Local spectators should expect sonic booms with the booster's return. This mission will send 40 internet-beaming satellites to similar orbits over the course of about an hour and a half following liftoff. Stay tuned as we provide updates throughout tonight's launch and landing attempts.

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