SpaceX launch at Cape Canaveral delayed

Published On: Jan 01 2014 12:10:44 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 02 2014 06:39:55 PM EST

SpaceX’s planned Friday launch of a commercial broadcasting satellite from Cape Canaveral has slipped to no earlier than Monday, Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports.

The launch was originally set for Friday. The launch would be SpaceX's second in a month from the Cape of a commercial communications satellite, following the successful Dec. 3 launch of SES-8.

It would be SpaceX’s second from Florida, and third overall, of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, a taller, more powerful version of the original Falcon 9.

This time, the customer is Thailand-based Thaicom, which hopes to place its third satellite in a geostationary orbit to provide broadcast services to parts of Southeast Asia and Africa.


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