Update: LIFTOFF of Falcon 9 with Turksat 5A at 9:15 p.m. ET! The 230-foot rocket successfully launched, landed its first stage on a drone ship, and delivered the payload to orbit. Read the full story here.
Follow live as SpaceX targets 9:15 p.m. Thursday, the opening of a nearly four-hour window, for the launch of a Turkish communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
After Falcon 9’s liftoff and first stage landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, the Turksat 5A satellite will deploy from the second stage at T-plus 32 minutes. Weather is 70% “go.”