SpaceX scrubs launch of European communications satellite

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

SpaceX postponed its launch of a European communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Tuesday.


With just a few minutes left to liftoff, SpaceX stood down due to weather.

The next launch opportunity is for Wednesday and will open at 5:25 p.m.

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SpaceX crews are preparing to launch a European communications satellite Tuesday from Florida’s Space Coast.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was originally set to blast off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:35 p.m.

The company said Tuesday afternoon that the launch had been pushed back to 8:23 p.m., with a 55% chance of favorable conditions.

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It will be carrying a satellite for SES, a Luxembourgish communications company.

After launch, the rocket’s first-stage booster will land on SpaceX’s droneship in the Atlantic.

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SpaceX said the booster has previously flown nine times, including the launch of Ax-2, Euclid, Ax-3, CRS-30, and four Starlink missions.

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