First launch of 2020: SpaceX Starlink liftoff moves to Monday

in Space Coast News & Events


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Space Coast will have to wait a few more days to watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 blast off for the first time in the new year as the company is now targeting no earlier than Monday night for its launch of 60 internet satellites.

The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled for liftoff Friday night from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Statio, however, Air Force Weather officials said scattered showers and storms would make for poor launch conditions.

SpaceX officials confirmed it is now targeting no earlier than Jan. 6 for launch. Liftoff will happen sometime after 9 p.m. but the exact launch window has not been announced.

A new forecast from the 45th Weather Squadron has not yet been issued.