[Update 5] The launch of Intelsat 35e finally happened!

Check out the tweets below for a quick look at the launch, we will also keep the stream below them so you can re-watch it should you choose too.

[Update 4] In just a few hours SpaceX is going to give the Intelsat 35e launch another go.

Watch it live below and be sure to keep your fingers crossed!

[Update 3] SpaceX had to delay the Intelsat 35e again last night due to some issues. They have said that they will be attempting to fix these issues today and are aiming to try for a third time on either July 5th or 6th.

Here are the tweets to explain it:

[Update 2] You can watch SpaceX’s second attempt at the Intelsat 35e launch video embed below, we hope that it will be successful time.

[Update] SpaceX aborted today’s launch just before liftoff due to an issue with guidance. Unfortunately, the launch window wouldn’t allow for a recycled time and so they have had to delay until another day.

The next launch window will be Monday, July 3 at 7:37 p.m. EDT, 23:37 UTC., at which point we will be sure to update you.

[Original Story] Another weekend, another SpaceX launch.

Today SpaceX will be launching yet another Falcon 9 rocket, this time for Intelsat. As part of this weekend’s launch, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida with Intelsat’s communications satellite 35e.

Sadly, they won’t be attempting a landing this time.

This is largely due to the payload they will be launching, the Intelsat 35e probe, which weighs more than 13,000 pounds and is one of the heaviest satellites that SpaceX has ever launched. It won’t be going particularly high-end, instead, it’s only going to a geostationary orbit of around 22,000 miles above the earth.

They both mean that the first stage of the Falcon 9 won’t have enough propellant left over to attempt a landing.

SpaceX plans to change that in the future with more and bigger rockets.

If the launch is successful, it will be one of the most impressive few weeks of SpaceX’s history, with 3 successful launches in a couple of weeks SpaceX will be able to reassure people about their ability to launch frequently.

We will update you as we hear more, however, you can watch it live for yourself via the embed below.

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