BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update (9:49 p.m.) SpaceX has scrubbed the Falcon 9 launch carrying the GPS satellite from the U.S. Space Form with 2 seconds to go.
The next opportunity for launch is Saturday evening.
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SpaceX will launch a shiny new Falcon 9 rocket tonight at 9:43 p.m. from the space coast.
The rocket will launch the GPS III SV04 satellite for the United States Space Force. This is a very sophisticated Global Positioning System satellite made in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, equipped with more powerful signals that significantly increase accuracy. The upgraded GPS satellite will improve services for over 4 billion people across the world.
This will be the fourth GPS III satellite of a series of 10 for the military.
This will be the 17th SpaceX launch this year.
Launch time is 9:43 p.m.
Tonight’s SpaceX launch will mark the 94th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket.
A drone ship named Of Course I Still Love You will be positioned off the Atlantic coast and will attempt to recover the rocket’s booster. This recovery should happen about nine minutes after launch.
It will be a busy weekend for SpaceX at the launching facility in Cape Canaveral. On Saturday morning, SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 13th Starlink mission, Starlink-12. This mission was postponed from Thursday.
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