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SpaceX Starlink Falcon 9 launch: Live updates from Cape Canaveral, Florida

SpaceX's Starlink 10-2 mission set to launch from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40 after rare T-0 abort. Backup opportunities available.

Today's SpaceX mission from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40, known as Starlink 10-2, is finally set to lift off at 1:15 p.m. EDT after a rare T-0 abort more than a week ago. The mission was put on hold following the abort on June 14, with SpaceX VP of launch, Kiko Dontchev, attributing it to a hardware issue. The rocket was removed from the launch pad to make way for the launch of the German TV satellite Astra 1P on June 20.

The weather forecast for today's launch is 50% favorable at the beginning of the window, but deteriorating to 20% later on. SpaceX has begun fueling procedures for the Falcon 9 rocket, indicating that the mission is locked in for the 1:15 p.m. liftoff time. The booster being used for this mission has previously launched several other missions, including NASA Crew-6, mPOWER-B, USSF-124, and seven other Starlink missions.

In addition to today's launch in Florida, SpaceX is also planning a launch on the west coast later this evening. The launch is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. EDT/8:45 p.m. PT. SpaceX will provide live coverage of the launch on their website five minutes prior to liftoff.

As we eagerly await the liftoff of the Starlink 10-2 mission, the Brevard EOC has been activated in preparation for the launch. Will today be the day this mission finally gets off the ground? Stay tuned for further updates as we countdown to liftoff.

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