Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch nearly 60 Starlink satellites to further expand the company's satellite-internet fleet just hours after a test rocket from the company blew up on landing.
The satellites will be flown on one of its Falcon 9 rockets for a record-tying eighth time. The flight today will take place from the Kennedy Space Centre and SpaceX is live streaming the launch from its website.
Starlink is the cornerstone of SpaceX's efforts to create an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, known in the space industry as a constellation. The satellites are designed to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet.
As of now SpaceX has launched nearly 1,000 satellites for Starlink. The service was rolled out to some beta users in the US, UK and Canada in October.