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SpaceX sends satellite into orbit after 2-day delay

  • FLORIDA TODAY VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center, over Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral skyline in Florida today. The rocket, carrying the Echostar XXIII communications satellite was delayed from Tuesday due to high winds.

  • FLORIDA TODAY VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida today. The rocket, carrying the Echostar XXIII communications satellite was delayed from Tuesday due to high winds.

  • FLORIDA TODAY VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center today. The rocket, carrying the Echostar XXIII communications satellite was delayed from Tuesday due to high winds.

  • FLORIDA TODAY VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center, as seen from Viera, Fla., today. The rocket, carrying the Echostar XXIII communications satellite was delayed from Tuesday due to high winds.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. >> SpaceX has launched a communications satellite into orbit after a two-day delay.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an EchoStar satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 2 a.m. Thursday. The satellite was deployed into orbit high above Earth about 35 minutes later.

The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was pushed back due to high winds in Florida.

This was the second SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. Last month’s space station resupply launch was the first from the pad since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. The pad was used to send Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969.

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