BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: A Falcon 9 rocket launch successfully blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Friday evening.
See the launch again in the video above.
Previous version: Those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Central Florida may be treated to an evening rocket launch courtesy of SpaceX.
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SpaceX is aiming to launch a Falcon 9 rocket that will send two communications satellites into orbit.
The SES-18 and SES-19 satellites will help bring TV and data services to people across the U.S.
Watch: SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 to send supplies to International Space Station
The 38-minute launch window opens at 7:38 p.m. from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Click here to stream the launch live.
A backup launch opportunity is available on Saturday, with a 37-minute window opening at the same time.
Watch: NASA, SpaceX successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS as part of Crew-6 mission
After the launch, the first stage will attempt to land on SpaceX’s Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX said the first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched five other missions including CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1, and two Starlink missions.
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Channel 9 will monitor the launch and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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