SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Pushed Back to Thursday Night from Cape Canaveral

launch is targeted for 7:08 p.m. ET

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea’s first space exploration mission from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, August 4.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea’s first space exploration mission from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, August 4.

The launch is targeted for 7:08 p.m. ET.

The weather forecast by the 45th Weather Squadron shows conditions will be 80-percent favorable for launch

SpaceX will launch the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) which will carry science instruments to image permanently shadowed craters to search for signs of water ice, measure the composition of lunar regolith, and capture high-resolution images to map future landing sites.

SpaceX will also attempt to recover the first-stage on a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV, powered by Route 1 Motorsports.

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