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Update: SpaceX canceled the Falcon 9 launch attempt on Thursday, Oct. 6, just 30 seconds before the scheduled takeoff at 7:20 p.m. EDT. Another attempt is scheduled for Friday, October 7 at 19:06.
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Watch live and watch for real-time updates as SpaceX takes aim on Friday, October 19th at 7:06 PM EDT. 7 for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and a pair of communications satellites from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
It will mark the 44th overall release from the Space Coast this year.
The two communications satellites, known as Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 for Luxembourg-based operator Intelsat, will be launched aboard a 230-foot rocket on a trajectory east from Launch Complex 40.
The Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after liftoff.
Liftoff weather is 90% “going” for a launch attempt tonight at 7:20 PM EDT.
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Real-time updates from Thursday’s event below:
SpaceX aborted the Falcon 9 launch attempt from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station just 30 seconds before liftoff.
Now, 20 minutes remain until SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch attempt from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with 2 communications satellites. Liftoff is set for 7:20 pm EDT. The weather looks great for a takeoff attempt this evening. SpaceX is not running any hardware problems.
Filling of the Falcon 9 rocket with liquid oxygen and kerosene is currently underway.
SpaceX has fixed tonight’s mission target flight for Intelsat at 7:20 PM EDT. No reason was given for the amendment.
SpaceX is waiting for Falcon 9 to lift off from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station this evening. The weather looks favorable. The 45th Air Squadron has forecast a greater than 90% chance of fair weather for this evening.
Jamie Groh is the space reporter for Florida Today. He can be reached at JGroh@floridatoday.com. follow him On Twitter @AlteredJamie.