This launch report is current as of 8:15 p.m. Monday. Mission updates are available via Twitter @SpaceX

SpaceX now is targeting Tuesday at 8:02 p.m. for a Falcon 9 launch of 51 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base, according to the agency's latest update via Twitter.

The Falcon 9 mission was initially scheduled to go Monday at 8:15 p.m. but launch officials decided to stand down "due to unfavorable weather conditions." 

Tuesday's instantaneous launch window was initially set aside as a backup opportunity.

Following stage separation of the reusable two-stage booster, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth and land on the "Of Course I Still Love You" autonomous droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

A less audible sonic boom will heard by area residents compared to the last two Falcon 9 missions that lifted off from Vandenberg in December that were characterized by first-stage boosters touching back down at Landing Zone 4 on base.

The Starlink payload to be deployed will join a growing constellation of space-based broadband internet satellites that provide service to more than 1 million customers in approximately 45 countries, according to reports.

Live launch coverage begins approximately five minutes prior to liftoff via spacex.com.

Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.

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