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SpaceX moves Starlink launch up a day to Wednesday

•, By Mike Wall

SpaceX's next batch of Starlink internet satellites will get off the ground a day earlier than we'd thought.

The next 60 Starlink craft will launch Wednesday afternoon (April 22) instead of Thursday (April 23), SpaceX representatives announced today (April 20).

"With a more favorable weather forecast for launch and landing, now targeting Wednesday, April 22 at 3:37 p.m. EDT [1937 GMT] for this week's Falcon 9 Starlink mission," the company said via Twitter this afternoon.

As that tweet notes, SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that lofts the Starlink satellites. That booster already has considerable experience going up and coming down; it has flown three space missions to date. 

You can watch all the action live here and on the homepage when the time comes, courtesy of SpaceX, or directly via the company. SpaceX's webcasts typically begin about 15 minutes before launch.