Starlink mission Thursday from Cape Canaveral in Florida

Welcome to FLORIDA TODAY’s Space Team live coverage of this morning’s SpaceX Starlink 6-40 mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
SpaceX is targeting 10:30 a.m. EST to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Stationw.
The Falcon 9 will deploy a batch of 23 Starlink internet satellites, which are packed inside the fairing atop the 230-foot rocket. No local sonic booms are expected. After soaring skyward along a southeastern trajectory, the rocket’s first-stage booster will target landing aboard a drone ship out at sea 8½ minutes after liftoff.

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