BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — If you had clear enough skies, you got quite a show in the skies Thursday afternoon.
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center.
We have #liftoff! 🚀 @SpaceX launches #Falcon9 rocket into space in first daytime launch in months. Read more: https://t.co/kWVhbED9c7 pic.twitter.com/UqoIwx9L4h— WFTV Channel 9 (@WFTV) November 15, 2018
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The unmanned rocket carried a communications satellite built by Mitsubishi and owned by the nation of Qatar.
SpaceX completed a successful static test fire on Monday.
The rocket launched successfully at 3:46 p.m. when the launch window opened.
Liftoff! @SpaceX #Falcon9 #Eshail2 @NASAKennedy #WFTV pic.twitter.com/lwk45i9RTm— Melonie Holt (@MHoltWFTV) November 15, 2018
WATCH LIVE: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral
WATCH LIVE: Spaces launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. The launch window opens at 3:46 p.m. Read more about the mission: https://at.wftv.com/2DoPiyhPosted by WFTV Channel 9 on Thursday, November 15, 2018
Falcon 9 and Es’hail-2 are vertical on Pad 39A in Florida. Today’s launch window opens at 3:46 p.m. EST, 20:46 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission previously supported the Telstar 19 VANTAGE launch in July 2018. https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z pic.twitter.com/QwICm3BR3X— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 15, 2018
There's a Falcon 9 launch scheduled for this afternoon from Cape Canaveral. The launch window opens around 3:45pm. Gusty ground winds and clouds could be an issue. Right now, 60% favorable. If she goes up, it's going to be a beautiful daytime launch! pic.twitter.com/7BYiPQ39yD— Rusty McCranie (@RMcCranieWFTV) November 15, 2018
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