Weather Conditions 80% Favorable for SpaceX Rocket Launch Tonight from Cape Canaveral

Launch is targeted for 10:58 p.m. ET

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Turksat 5B communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday, December 18. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Turksat 5B communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday, December 18.

Launch is targeted for 10:58 p.m. ET.

The satellite is built by Airbus Defense and Space with significant Turkish contributions, the Turksat 5B satellite will provide broadband services over a wide coverage area that include Turkey, the Middle East and large regions of Africa.

SpaceX will attempt to recover the first stage after liftoff on a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

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