SpaceX launch at Cape Canaveral delayed


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.