SpaceX delayed launch Tuesday because of high winds in Florida

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Now,the launch was delayed again because of high winds at its Florida launch site. Wind gusts of up to 25 mph (40 kph) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “Standing down due to high winds; working toward next available launch opportunity,” the company messaged moments after the launch window opened. SpaceX said it had a 2-1/2 hour window from 1:34 a.m. to launch the rocket that was to have deployed the satellite about 34 minutes after lift-off.A backup launch window opens at 1:35 a.m. on Thursday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that this launch will not have a corresponding first stage landing. The EchoStar satellite is being launched into a high orbit, and there’s not enough fuel for both the launch and the landing. This will be the third SpaceX launch this year and the second from the company’s NASA launch pad.

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