Welcome to Florida Today's Space Team live coverage of tonight's SpaceX Starlink 6-37 mission from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
SpaceX has pushed back the target liftoff time for the Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to 8:05 p.m. EST.
The Falcon 9 deploys an array of 23 Starlink Internet satellites packed inside a fairing on top of the 230-foot rocket. The Space Force's 45th Weather Squadron puts the odds of “go to launch” weather at 80%, with thick cloud layers posing the primary risk.
SpaceX has not publicly announced why Saturday's Starlink 6-37 mission was postponed.
No local sonic boom is expected tonight. After heading skyward on a southeast trajectory, the rocket's first-stage booster will aim to land on a drone ship in the ocean 8½ minutes after liftoff.
SpaceX's live webcast hosted on X (formerly Twitter) will be posted at the top of this page when it becomes available approximately five minutes before liftoff.
Updated 7:15 pm: A National Weather Service radar loop shows a gradual line of rain southward from Cape Canaveral.
UPDATE 6:48 PM: The SpaceX crew pushed back tonight's target liftoff time from 7:27 to 8:05 p.m.
Showers and thick clouds prevail across the Space Coast in the afternoon and evening.
For the latest launch schedule updates from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit floridatoday.com/launchschedule.
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