WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch at Cape Canaveral Set for Friday at 3:21 p.m. ET

mission will carry another batch of Starlink satellites

SpaceX has scheduled a Falcon 9 rocket launch for Friday, August 19 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – SpaceX has scheduled a Falcon 9 rocket launch for Friday, August 19 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Launch is targeted for 3:21 p.m. ET.

The launch team is keeping an eye on weather, which is currently 50-percent favorable for liftoff.

The mission will carry 53 Starlink satellites to space.

Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond. Falcon 9 is the world’s first orbital class reusable rocket.

Reusability allows SpaceX to refly the most expensive parts of the rocket, which in turn drives down the cost of space access.

The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

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