Watch: SpaceX launches Falcon9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

Posted at 2:38 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 19:34:19-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit on Monday night.

The rocket will carry a commercial communications satellite for London-based Inmarsat, one of SpaceX’s new customers.

The satellite is large, weighing approximately 13,500 pounds. Due to the weight, the Falcon 9 will not have enough fuel to attempt a landing.

The launch is scheduled for 7:21 p.m. from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window is 49 minutes. If Monday’s launch is scrubbed, a backup launch window will open on Tuesday at 7:21 p.m.


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