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Update: SpaceX has canceled its Falcon 9 launch attempt on Thursday, October 2. 6, at 7:20 p.m. EDT just 30 seconds before scheduled liftoff. Another attempt is scheduled for 7:06 pm EDT on Friday, October 7.
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Watch live and follow real-time updates as SpaceX takes aim at 7:06 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 1. On January 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 launch from Space Coast this year.
The two communications satellites, known as Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 to Luxembourg-based operator Intelsat, will launch aboard the 230-foot rocket on an eastward trajectory from Launch Complex 40.
Shortly after liftoff, the Falcon 9 first stage will attempt to land on a stationary drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Liftoff weather conditions are 90% “go” for a launch attempt at 7:20 pm EDT tonight.
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Real-time updates from Thursday’s event below:
7:20 p.m. EDT: Launch aborted
SpaceX aborted the Falcon 9 liftoff attempt from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station just 30 seconds before liftoff.
7:07 p.m. EDT: In 20 minutes
Now 20 minutes to the next SpaceX Falcon 9 launch attempt from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with 2 communications satellites. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:20 pm EDT. The weather looks great for a launch attempt tonight. SpaceX is not working on any hardware issues.
6:49 p.m. EDT: Fueling has begun
The Falcon 9 rocket fuel with liquid oxygen and kerosene is already running.
New liftoff time: 7:20 p.m. EDT
SpaceX has adjusted tonight’s planned mission liftoff for Intelsat to 7:20 p.m. EDT. No reason was given for the adjustment.
6:00 p.m. EDT: Countdown to liftoff at 7:07 p.m. EDT
SpaceX is counting down the Falcon 9 liftoff tonight from Pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The weather seems favourable. The 45th Weather Squadron predicted a greater than 90% chance of favorable takeoff conditions for tonight.
Jamie Groh is a space reporter for Florida Today. He can contact her at JGroh@floridatoday.com. follow her on Twitter at @AlteredJamie.
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