CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - SpaceX is expected to launch their Falcon 9 rocket tonight. The launch window opens at 10:30 p.m.
This launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th. However, it was scrubbed and rescheduled for the next day due to excessive high-level winds. The next launch date was also scrubbed so a satellite software update could be completed. SpaceX now plans for a Thursday night launch.
Upper-level winds remain a concern for the launch. They usually cannot be incorporated into the weather favorability forecast, as they are not like clouds. They are much more unpredictable.
The Falcon 9 rocket will carry 60 broadband communication satellites into space, known as Starlink.
This story was written in Orlando, Florida.