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SpaceX postpones Falcon Heavy rocket launch due to weather

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX crews are standing down from their planned launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket for a second day in a row due to weather.

7:30 p.m. update:

SpaceX has announced its planned Falcon Heavy rocket launch has been moved to Friday.

The launch window opens at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:29 p.m.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor any updates on the launch and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

Original report:

SpaceX crews are aiming to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket from Florida’s Space Coast on Wednesday.

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However, afternoon and evening storms could be a damper on the planned launch.

SpaceX said it was a 57-minute launch window that will open at 7:29 p.m.

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The forecast is only 50% favorable for launch at that time.

The Falcon Heavy rocket is looking to send some communications satellites into orbit for the ViaSat-3 Americas mission.

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If needed, a backup launch opportunity is available Thursday at the same time.

SpaceX said one of the side boosters on this mission previously launch Arabsat-6A, STP-2, COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2, KPLO, and three Starlink missions, and the second previously supported launch of Arabsat-6A and STP-2.

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Channel 9 will have live coverage of the launch and updates on Eyewitness News.

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