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SpaceX scrubs launch of SiriusXM satellite from Florida


A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for launch at pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, June 26, 2020. The launch set for later today will deploy approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Friday afternoon.

The launch window was initially set for 11:21 a.m., however, was rescheduled a couple of times before being scrubbed around 12:50 p.m. The SpaceX team was monitoring upper-level winds.

SpaceX announced via Twitter crews stood down from the launch to perform additional ground system checkouts and are hoping for another launch attempt no earlier than Sunday.

The rocket is set to carry the SXM 7, a large radio broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM.


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