UPDATE: SpaceX scrubbed the Wednesday night launch of its Falcon 9 rocket because of high upper-level winds.

Another launch attempt will be made at 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

The previous story is below.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Get ready to look up this evening, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch Wednesday night from Florida's East Coast.

The launch window runs from 11 p.m. to midnight.

Packed together atop the Falcon 9 rocket are 60 Starlink communications satellites, bringing Elon Musk's company one step closer to the goal of providing worldwide internet coverage from space.

Musk said on Twitter that "much will likely go wrong" on the first mission. He also said six more rocket launches of 60 satellites each will be needed for "minor" internet coverage. For "moderate" coverage, they'll need a dozen.

Two weeks after the Falcon Heavy launch in February 2018, a Falcon 9 rocket sent the first two Starlink satellites into space. Those two, nicknamed Tintin-A and Tintin-B, were "pathfinders." 

On-site launch viewing from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral is sold out, but you can watch the launch from SpaceX's website and YouTube.

10News will also stream the launch live on our Facebook page.

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