SpaceX is targeting Thursday, January 27 for launch of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 mission to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

The instantaneous launch window is at 6:11 p.m. EST, or 18:11 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Friday, January 28 at the same time.

About eight minutes after liftoff, Falcon 9’s first stage will land on SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

There is the possibility that residents of Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Indian River, Seminole, Volusia, Polk, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee County counties may hear one or more sonic booms during the landing, but what residents experience will depend on weather and other conditions.

Additionally, Falcon 9 will fly along Florida’s eastern coast over the ocean and may be visible from the ground.

SpaceX’s live webcast will go live approximately 15 minutes before Falcon 9’s liftoff at

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