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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellite
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off early Tuesday from Cape Canaveral after its initial launch attempt was scrubbed with less than a minute on the countdown clock. It was the fourth orbital launch for the Hawthorne-based rocket company so far this year and the 11th Falcon 9 flight. The commercial space firm said the 2.5-hour delay was related to an issue with the rocket’s first stage. SpaceX had planned for liftoff at 10:25 p.m. Pacific time Monday, but the computer aborted the countdown with 12 seconds on the clock. Takeoff was at 1 a.m., 11 minutes before the launch window closed. The launch was streamed online, with Falcon 9 product director John Insprucker giving updates from...

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