BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — After several holds and delays, the first fully 3D-printed rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Update 4: Due to strong upper-level winds, Relativity Space has announced a new launch time for the 3D rocket to be 11:25 p.m.
Update 3: Another 25-minute hold has been set for tonight’s 3D rocket launch from its 10:38 p.m. announced launch time. due to “a vessel currently violating our range space,” Relativity Space tweeted.
The new launch time is set for 11:05 p.m.
We’re currently on hold at T-25:00 due to a vessel currently violating our range space. Standby for an updated T-0 time.
Update 2: Relativity Space says it is now targeting a 10:38 p.m. launch.
Update: Strong upper-level winds resulted in a hold 45 minutes ahead of the launch, Relativity Space tweeted.
However, weather balloon data released around 9:50 p.m. is “trending positively” for the launch. The window opens at 10 p.m.
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People in Central Florida could see a first-of-its-kind rocket launch Wednesday night from Florida’s Space Coast.
Relativity Space will try for a third time to get its fully 3D-printed rocket off the ground and into orbit.
The company’s Terran 1 rocket uses fewer parts and is quicker to build than a traditional rocket.
However, two previous launch attempts were scrubbed due to technical issues.
The company is planning to try a third launch attempt with a launch window from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday.
Channel 9 will have live coverage of the launch if it happens and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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