Live coverage: SpaceX readies Falcon 9 for fifth Starlink mission

Live coverage of SpaceX’s preparations for the next Falcon 9 rocket launch from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch SpaceX’s fifth batch of Starlink broadband satellites. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

The Falcon 9 with its payload fairing containing 60 more Starlink satellites stands upright at launch complex 40 on Thursday. Photo: William Harwood.