SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 rocket launch; see the next targeted launch date

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX was set to launch a SiriusXM satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Friday afternoon, but the launch was scrubbed with 30 seconds to go.

The launch, which would have been the company’s 25th this year, was originally scheduled for 11:21 a.m. but was postponed several times before ultimately being scrubbed.

READ: Delta IV Heavy rocket successfully launches from the Space Coast

“Standing down from today’s launch attempt to perform additional ground system checkouts; teams are working toward no earlier than Sunday, December 13 for next launch attempt of SXM-7,” SpaceX said in a tweet.

A Delta IV Heavy rocket successfully lifted off from the Space Coast Thursday evening.

Click here to watch video of that launch.

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