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UPDATE: SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 rocket launch at Vandenberg Space Force Base

Posted at 8:47 AM, Apr 11, 2023

Update (12:19 p.m.): SpaceX postponed a Falcon 9 rocket launch of the Transporter-7 mission to Thursday.

The original launch was scheduled for 11:48 p.m. Tuesday night.

SpaceX officials said via Twitter they delayed the launch to give more time for teams to complete pre-launch checkouts and for weather conditions to improve.

The launch is scheduled for 11:47 p.m. Thursday.

A Falcon 9 rocket launch of the Transporter-7 mission is set to take place at the Vandenberg Space Force Base Tuesday night, Space X announced.

The liftoff is scheduled for 11:48 p.m.

Transporter-7 is SpaceX's seventh "dedicated smallsat rideshare mission". Officials said there will be 51 payloads on this flight, including CubeSats, MicroSats, hosted payloads, and orbital transfer vehicles that carry spacecraft to be deployed at a later time.

Here's a linkto watch the launch live. The live webcast will begin about 10 minutes before the liftoff.