September 28, 2020: “Standing down from launch of Starlink due to weather; will announce a new target launch date once confirmed,” SpaceX announces.

October 1, 2020: SpaceX plans to launch its 13th Starlink mission at 9:17 a.m. EDT. Annnd scrubbed.

October 6, 2020: Launch day returns! Liftoff is set for 7:29 a.m. ET. Watch below!


SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center on Monday at 10:22 a.m. EDT. SpaceX is sending its thirteenth batch of Starlink satellites to space. These satellites will be used for a new global broadband service that will focus on bringing internet connectivity to underserved areas.

Falcon 9’s first stage will land autonomously on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean about 8 minutes after liftoff. Satellite deployment will occur roughly one hour after takeoff.

Watch the launch, landing, and deployment below.

What to know

  • Falcon 9 rocket first stage has been used for and recovered from two previous missions including Demo-2, the first flight to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station
  • Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land on SpaceX’s “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean
  • SpaceX is also reusing one fairing half that was previously recovered from a prior mission

How to watch

Starlink live coverage will be available here:

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