WATCH: SpaceX successfully launches first rocket of 2021 from Central Florida’s Space Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — UPDATE 9:30 p.m. SpaceX successfully launched its first rocket of 2021 from Central Florida’s Space Coast on Thursday evening.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 9:15 p.m. and carried a Turkish communications satellite that will provide broadband services over the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

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SpaceX will attempt the first rocket launch of 2021 from Central Florida’s Space Coast Thursday evening.

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The Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying a Turkish communications satellite that will provide broadband services over the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

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It’s set to lift off Thursday evening from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The four-hour launch window opens at 8:28 p.m.

Weather appears to be about 70% favorable for launch, according to the latest update from SpaceX.