WATCH IT AGAIN: SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral

Rocket successfully launched at 8:32 p.m.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Monday evening from Florida’s Space Coast after an attempt was scrubbed over the weekend.

The launch of a telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station went off at 8:32 p.m. The window was originally scheduled to open at 5:32 p.m., though SpaceX announced on Twitter that the time would be pushed back.

SpaceX said it delayed Sunday’s launch attempt of the Hispasat Amazonas Nexus mission due to “unfavorable launch and recovery weather conditions.”

The mission will put the Amazonas Nexus telecommunications satellite in a geostationary transfer orbit, sent there from Space Launch Complex 40.

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Monday’s launch forecast was 90% favorable, officials said.

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