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SpaceX Launch Delayed to Thursday Due to Weather. Here's How to Watch Live.

Elon Musk and company are set to send a satellite into space.
SpaceX Launch Delayed to Thursday Due to Weather. Here's How to Watch Live.
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Update, March 14, 2017

Citing high winds at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Tuesday morning, SpaceX decided to postpone the launch of the commercial EchoStar 23 satellite.

The company had a two-and-a-half-hour window beginning at 1:34 a.m. with which to safely launch the satellite, but could not do so with the inclement weather.

The satellite launch is now set to go on as planned from Launch Complex 39A on Thursday, March 16, at 1:35 a.m. EST.

Original story, published March 13, 2017, follows.

If you’re a bit of a night owl and want to catch SpaceX’s next launch, you can watch the Falcon 9 rocket lift off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:34 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 14.

You can check out the livestream here.

The company is set to launch the EchoStar 23 satellite into orbit. While previous launches have included a landing of the reusable rocket, this outing will not, as the rocket will not have enough fuel to make a safe landing after releasing the heavy satellite into orbit. The satellite will provide broadcast capabilities to Brazil and has a lifespan of 15 years.

Related: Watch Elon Musk's View of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

The rocket is set to take off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 39A, the second time the company will use the historic platform that saw the launches of the Apollo Missions to the Moon in the 1960s and '70s.

In February, the company had both a successful launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket and safely delivered its Dragon Capsule to the International Space Station.

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