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WATCH: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Space Coast following several delays

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Update: After several delays, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Monday.

Monday update:

SpaceX will make a fifth attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Monday evening, one day after a cruise ship entered a hazard area in Cape Canaveral, causing the company to scrub the launch.


The launch is scheduled for 6:11 p.m. Stream it live here.

Earlier story:

SpaceX scrubbed its fourth attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket after a cruise ship entered a hazard area in Cape Canaveral.

6:20 p.m. update:

SpaceX halted its countdown at 33 seconds after a cruise ship entered a hazard area that needs to be clear for safety.

The Falcon 9 rocket is attempting to land back at the Kennedy Space Center and areas around the launch and landing sight need to be clear for approval.

SpaceX will now go for a fifth attempt to launch on Monday at 6:11 p.m.


Original report:

After several missed attempts due to weather concerns, SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday.


This will be SpaceX’s fourth attempt at launching an Italian satellite from Florida’s Space Coast.

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The company has tried to send up its Falcon 9 rocket since Thursday but has kept pushing it back because of the weather.

The launch is set for 6:11 p.m. and the weather is 90% favorable for blastoff.

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If the mission goes according to plan, SpaceX is aiming to launch a second Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center.

SpaceX is planning to launch another batch of Starlink satellites Monday afternoon.

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The company is creating a constellation of satellites in order to offer high-speed internet access worldwide.

When both of these launches happen, Channel 9 will show them live and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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