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SpaceX delays Galaxy satellite launch from Cape Canaveral for second time

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: SpaceX announced it has delayed its launch of the Galaxy satellites for a second day in a row.

Friday’s launch, which was originally set for 7:06 p.m., now has a 70-minute launch window opening at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, SpaceX tweeted.

The extra time will allow for vehicle checkouts, SpaceX said.

Read our previosu coverage below:

SpaceX will plan another launch attempt of Galaxy satellites from Florida’s Space Coast on Friday.


The Falcon 9 rocket will carry the Intelsat G-33/G-34 missions from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Station.

The launch window will open at 7:06 p.m. Eastern Time and last over an hour.

On Thursday, the company said that the rocket auto-aborted with 30 seconds left in the countdown but did not provide a reason why.

Read: WATCH: NASA, SpaceX launch Crew-5 mission to International Space Station

The first stage booster from the Falcon 9 rocket will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 44 are geosynchronous communication satellites to help ensure service to Intelsat’s customers.

Read: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Mission: Meet the astronauts who flew into space today

If the rocket goes up, you can watch the launch stream here and live on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.

Watch the Crew 5 launch below.

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