Weather causes second delay for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Florida’s Space Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the second day in a row, weather has cause a rocket launch delay on Florida’s Space Coast.

6:15 p.m. update:

SpaceX has scrubbed a planned Falcon 9 rocket launch on Friday over poor weather at the launch site.

SpaceX moved the launch from Thursday over weather concerns.

The company will now attempt to launch their COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellite on Saturday at 6:11 p.m.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor the planned launch and have continuing coverage on Eyewitness News.

Original report:


The launch is scheduled for 6:11 p.m. Stream it live here or watch it live on Channel 9 if it happens.


The launch was originally scheduled for 6:11 p.m. Thursday but was scrubbed because of unfavorable weather conditions.

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The rocket will carry a COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellite, which is a radar and an imaging satellite, into space for the Italian government.

It will be launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.