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Elon Musk’s reusable rocket will make its third flight when it takes off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That particular unit sent astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit in May and thenin July. So far, SpaceX has managed to launch and land the same rocket .
The start was originally planned for the beginning of the month, but was postponed several times due to the weather, including on Monday morning when heavy clouds over Cape Canaveral prevented the start at the last second. A scrub for that day was announced approximately 30 seconds before the scheduled start at 7:22 a.m. PT. A new start date for the finish has not yet been announced.
When it finally gets going it should be a pretty routine start. It will be the 13th Starlink mission, and SpaceX is planning dozens more as it expands its broadband mega-constellation.
Half of the nose cone or fairing on the missile also saw two previous flights, both previous Starlink missions.
After the launch and the separation of the second stage and the rocket’s payload, the first stage booster returns to Earth to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic.
SpaceX will start streaming the whole thing from around 10 minutes before launch. When a new launch date is announced, we will update this post. You can also schedule to watch it here via the feed below.