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UPDATE: SpaceX cancels Friday's Falcon 9 launch at Vandenberg Space Force Base

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Posted at 12:58 PM, Nov 17, 2022

UPDATE (6:14 p.m.) - Friday's scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Space Force Base has been canceled.

SpaceX said it needed to take a closer look at data from the rocket's static fire test.

A new launch date has not yet been announced.

(12:58 p.m.) - SpaceX is targeting Friday, November 18 for a Falcon 9 launch of 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The instantaneous launch window is at 8:25 p.m. PT.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, Transporter-4, Transporter-5, Globalstar FM15, and two Starlink missions.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth and land on the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

A backup opportunity is available on Saturday, November 19 at 8:11 p.m. PT.