Friday night show: SpaceX Starlink Falcon 9 rocket launch from Space Coast

SpaceX is targeting Friday night for its next Starlink launch.

SpaceX said the Starlink 6-49 mission is targeting a launch time of 9:22 p.m. Friday with he launch window running until 12:48 a.m. Saturday.

The launch will occur from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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As the name suggests, this will be the 49th launch of the Group 6 Starlink satellites, a SpaceX satellite constellation which delivers internet service across the globe. Like all Starlink missions, these satellites will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

If conditions are clear, the bright Falcon 9 will be visible around the Space Coast area shortly after launch, providing a Friday night show. As of Thursday afternoon, the 45th Weather Squadron called for more than a 95% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

This Falcon 9 is celebrating its 20th flight, having previously flown memorable crewed missions such as Inspiration4 and AX-1.

This rocket will be traveling at a Southeast trajectory out over the Atlantic Ocean. The Falcon 9's first-stage booster will land on SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, in the Atlantic Ocean, so local sonic booms are not expected.

For FLORIDA TODAY Space Team live coverage and updates, visit starting about 90 minutes before liftoff.

Brooke Edwards is a Space Reporter for Florida Today. Contact her at or on X: @brookeofstars

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