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WATCH: ULA, SpaceX complete 2 successful rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast on Thursday

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Florida’s Space Coast hosted two rocket launches on Thursday.

7:29 p.m.

Both SpaceX and United Launch Alliance completed two successful rocket launches on Thursday.

Crowds gathered early for the ULA launch and in the early evening for the SpaceX launch.

Both companies said they were able to reach orbit with their payloads.

Watch the launch below:

6:10 p.m. update:

With the successful launch of ULA’s Atlas V rocket Thursday morning, all eyes are now on SpaceX to deliver the second launch of the day.

Channel 9 will have live coverage of the SpaceX launch and continuing coverage on Eyewitness News.

Original report:

Florida’s Space Coast is set to be busy with a pair of rocket launches Thursday.

The first launch will be a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the SBIRS GEO 6 mission for the U.S. Space Force.

The launch will complete the Space Force’s SBIRS constellation which will provide missile warning and defense for the U.S. military.

The launch window opens at 6:29 a.m.

Read: SpaceX and ULA set for rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast this week

The second launch, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a lunar orbiter for South Korea will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday evening.

The launch is set for 7:08 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40.

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Watch both launches as they happen here and on WFTV Ch 9 as they happen.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser,

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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