SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch From Kennedy Space Center Scrubbed, Launch Set For Sunday At 9:38 a.m.

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launch window opens at 10:01 a.m. ET

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed Saturday morning with 13 seconds left in the countdown due to an ‘engine nozzle issue.’

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA — SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed Saturday morning with 13 seconds left in the countdown due to an ‘engine nozzle issue.’

Next earliest launch is Sunday at 9:38 a.m. ET.

The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Launch Pad 39A is the former Saturn V and space shuttle pad, and this will be the first SpaceX’s launch from this historic site.

SpaceX is using the KSC launch pad because a fiery explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket on the pad during a static test firing on Sept. 1, 2016 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Sation’s Space Launch Complex 40, which is still undergoing repairs.

On January 14, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, marking the company’s return-to-first after the Sept. 1 explosion.

The EchoStar 23 satellite is highly flexible, Ku-band broadcast satellite services satellite with four main reflectors and multiple sub-reflectors.

It is capable of providing services from eight different orbital positions and has an expected service life of 15 years.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 12th Dragon spacecraft aboard the 10th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station on February 18 from Kennedy Space Center.


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