WATCH: SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Spanish communications satellite

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish communications satellite.

See our previous story in the version below:

SpaceX is about to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday evening.


The rocket will carry a commercial communications satellite for Hispasat, a company from Spain.

Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus satellite, which will provide “coverage over the whole American continent, the Atlantic corridors North and South (air and maritime traffic area) and Greenland, and will enable the provision of leading-edge telecommunication services in Ku-band.”

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The launch at Space Launch Complex 40 is scheduled for 8:32 p.m.

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SpaceX said the first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1 and three Starlink missions.

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After separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.