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SpaceX scrubs today's launch of Falcon 9 rocket

A rocket launch by private space company SpaceX had to be scrubbed today for technical reasons. (SpaceX)
A rocket launch by private space company SpaceX had to be scrubbed today for technical reasons. (SpaceX)
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Updated: 11/25/2013 7:01 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A rocket launch by private space company SpaceX had to be scrubbed today for technical reasons.

The Falcon 9 rocket is supposed to carry a telecommunications satellite, SES-8, to space from Cape Canaveral.

The launch today was originally scheduled for 5:37 p.m., but it was delayed several times within the 66-minute launch window.

On today's final attempt, the countdown clock reached T-minus 3:40 before the launch was stopped.

The next launch attempt will be Thursday. The launch window opens at 5:38 p.m.

According to Space.com, a successful launch will be SpaceX's first from Florida, its first launch of a commercial satellite and its first launch into a high geostationary transfer orbit needed for commercial satellite.
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