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.
Now targeting tomorrow for launch of @Intelsat G-33/G-34 to allow additional time for vehicle checkouts. Tomorrow’s 70-minute launch window opens at 7:05 p.m. ET— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 7, 2022
Read our previosu coverage below:
SpaceX will plan another launch attempt of Galaxy satellites from Florida’s Space Coast on Friday.
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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.
Falcon 9 auto abort at T-30 seconds. Rocket and payload are in good health—teams are working toward tomorrow’s 69-minute launch window opening at 7:06 p.m. ET— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 6, 2022
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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.
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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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