Brevard County

SpaceX launches rocket carrying French satellite from Florida’s Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: SpaceX announced that it has slightly delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a French satellite.

The rocket will now blast off at 1:22 a.m.

The delay will allow crews to complete pre-flight checkouts, SpaceX said.

Read our previous story below:

Florida’s Space Coast will remain busy Wednesday night as SpaceX prepares to launch a Falcon 9 rocket.


SpaceX will attempt to launch a French telecommunications satellite into orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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The launch window opens at 11:26 p.m.

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This launch comes a day after SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday morning.

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Channel 9 will have live coverage of SpaceX’s Wednesday night launch on Eyewitness News.

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