SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 rocket launch

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

SpaceX aborted the launch immediately after the countdown Friday afternoon.

Watch video of it below, and check back for updates on the next launch attempt:

Earlier story:

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast on Friday afternoon.


The launch was initially planned for Wednesday but was moved to Friday when the launch window closed Thursday night.

SpaceX is looking to send another batch of Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit and is now targeting 5:07 p.m. Friday from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Read: FAA holding series of meetings on future Starship operations in Florida

After the launch, SpaceX will attempt to launch the rocket’s booster on its droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX said this will be the 16th flight for the rocket’s booster, which previously launched SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R MISSION 1, Amazonas-6, CRS-27, Bandwagon-1, and 10 Starlink missions.

Watch: SpaceX launches 4th flight test of Starship and Super Heavy rocket

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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