SpaceX Starlink rocket launch this week: Where to watch in Sebastian, Vero Beach

Editor's note: As of 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, the new SpaceX rocket launch window will be from 6:15 to 8:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 23.

Anyone up for a rocket launch to start the week? A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will potentially lift off, carrying Starlink internet satellites.

Weather permitting, the rocket launch will be visible in the night sky above the Treasure Coast. Below is a calendar for upcoming rocket launches and how to watch the SpaceX rocket launch this week.

Is there a rocket launch in Florida today? Rocket launch calendar for Florida

Here's what we know about the rocket launch missions, mentioned in FLORIDA TODAY's rocket launch calendar for the month, which is updated frequently. (Check that link often for rocket launch times and dates because they are routinely subject to change for a variety of reasons.)

FLORIDA TODAY, a USA TODAY Network-Florida newspaper, provides interactive launch coverage at with frequent updates on launches at least 90 minutes in advance, sometimes longer, depending on the mission. For questions or comments, email Space Reporter Rick Neale at or tweet him @rickneale1 on X, the social platform formerly known as Twitter.

Is SpaceX launching from Florida? Tuesday, April 23: SpaceX Starlink

Though SpaceX has not publicly confirmed this mission's existence, a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency navigational warning shows a rocket launch window will open Monday night.

Here are some details about the upcoming SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch:

  • Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a batch of Starlink internet satellites from the Space Coast.

  • Launch window: 6:15 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 23. It was previously Monday, April 22.

  • Trajectory: Southeast.

  • Local sonic boom: No.

  • Booster landing: Drone ship out on the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Live coverage: Starts 90 minutes before liftoff at

Where can I watch SpaceX rocket launches online?

If you want to watch live rocket launch coverage, FLORIDA TODAY's Space Team will provide updates at, starting about 90 minutes before launch time. You can download the free app for iPhone or Android or type into your browser.

Where can I see a Florida rocket launch in Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Martin County?

The best views to watch a rocket launch from neighboring Brevard County, aka the Space Coast, is here along the beach. Visibility in Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Martin County, part of the Treasure Coast, will depend on weather conditions, and people should make sure not to block traffic or rights of way on bridges and to follow posted rules at beaches. Look due north. Here are some recommended spots, from closest to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Kennedy Space Center to farthest:

• Pretty much anywhere in Brevard, you'll get a view of the rocket launch. That includes Melbourne Beach, which borders Indian River County, or from Grant-Valkaria along the Indian River Lagoon.

Sebastian Inlet Park, 9700 S. State Road A1A, Melbourne Beach (there is a cost to enter)

Wabasso Beach Park, 1808 Wabasso Beach Road, Wabasso

Ambersands Beach Park, 12566 N. SR A1A, Vero Beach (free parking)

South Beach Park, 1700 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach (free parking)

Merrill Barber Bridge in Vero Beach

Alma Lee Loy Bridge in Vero Beach

Fort Pierce Inlet, 905 Shorewinds Drive

Blind Creek Beachside North and South, South Ocean Drive or SR A1A on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce

Blue Heron Beach, 2101 Blue Heron Blvd., Fort Pierce

Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, 3600 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce

Dollman Park Beachside, 9200 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach

Herman's Bay Beach, 7880 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach

John Brooks Park Beachside, 3300 S Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce

Middle Cove Beach, 4600 South Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce

Normandy Beach in Jensen Beach

Pepper Park Beachside, 3302 N. SR A1A, Fort Pierce,

Walton Rocks Beach, which has a dog park, 6700 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach

Waveland Beach, 10350 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach

House of Refuge and beach, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart

State Road A1A causeway in Stuart

Rick Neale is a Space Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY (for more of his stories, click here.) Contact Neale at 321-242-3638 or Twitter/X: @RickNeale1

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: SpaceX rocket launch: Best places to see from Ft. Pierce, Jensen Beach