SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch Friday from Florida’s Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX will try again Friday to get a Falcon 9 rocket off the pad at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.


Rain forced SpaceX to scrub the last two launch attempts this week.

When it launches, the rocket will send a communications satellite into orbit.

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A two-hour window will open Saturday at 12:30 a.m.

SpaceX said the first stage booster for this mission previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, Ax-1, Nilesat 301, OneWeb Launch 17, and seven Starlink missions.

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The first stage booster will attempt to land on SpaceX’s “Just Read the Instructions” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor the planned launch and will provide live coverage on Eyewitness News.

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