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Falcon Heavy launch scrubbed last-minute, new launch window given

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: Wednesday’s launch attempt has been scrubbed, SpaceX said.

The new launch window is 11:04 p.m. Thursday evening.

SpaceX said the vehicle and payload are in “good health.”


Read our earlier version below:

SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket from Florida’s Space Coast on Wednesday.

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The 99-minute launch window will open at 11:04 p.m. at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

SpaceX has confirmed that the weather forecast is 85% favorable for the planned launch.

The rocket will carry the EchoStar Jupiter 3 broadband communications satellite into orbit.

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The satellite is designed to support inflight Wi-Fi, maritime connections, community Wi-Fi solutions and more.

After the launch, SpaceX is planning to land two of the Falcon Heavy rocket’s boosters back at Kennedy Space Center.

The rocket boosters’ landing will cause a sonic boom in and around Brevard County.

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