After Four Day Delay Falcon 9 Lift-Off From Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral,Fla. (970 WFLA)- A powerful communications satellite is now in orbit, having been launched successfully aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early this morning.

Liftoff came at 12:45 a.m. eastern time, following a four-day delay because of undisclosed technical issues.

SpaceX made no attempt to recover the first-stage booster, which was being used for the second time. It was an older model that's being phased out in favor of a new generation of boosters that can be reused 50 to 60 times.

Photo Credit: SpaceX

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