SpaceX to try again to launch 23 Starlink satellites on October 30 after staging system fails

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Monday (Oct. 30) with 23 Starlink Internet satellites, its second attempt to abort.

Falcon 9 lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Monday (Oct. 30) at 7:20 p.m. EDT (2320 GMT).

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After helping launch 23 Starlink satellites on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, a drone approaches landing on the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage in the Atlantic Ocean. (Image credit: SpaceX (via

The Falcon 9’s first stage came down for a vertical landing about 8.5 minutes after launch aboard the Just Read the Instructions drone stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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