SpaceX and its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket have launched the second of three OneWeb missions from Florida. The OneWeb Flight #16 mission saw Falcon 9 carry 40 OneWeb high-speed internet satellites into a polar low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 11:50 PM EST on Jan. 9 (04:50 UTC on Jan. 10).
The 45th Weather Squadron of Space Launch Delta 45 predicted a less than 10% chance of violating weather constraints on Jan. 9. The cumulous cloud rule was the primary weather concern but did not affect the launch.