Spacex geosynchronous launch delayed to Thursday

SpaceX’s scrubbed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Monday after the vehicle suffered a couple of technical problems on the launch pad. SpaceX is prohibited from launching on Tuesday and Wednesday due to heavy holiday air travel. The next possible launch attempt would be Thursday at 5:38 p.m. EST (22:38 UTC).

This is first use of a Falcon 9 to place a communications satellite into geosynchronous orbit. The payload is the SES-8 spacecraft.

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