SpaceX is counting down to a planned blastoff at 10:50 p.m. today of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two commercial communications satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The weather forecast is unchanged from the past several days, with a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions during a window extending to 11:33 p.m. at Launch Complex 40.
Fueling of the 224-foot rocket is due to begin a few hours before launch. Both Falcon 9 stages burn Rocket Propellant-1, a highly refined kerosene, and liquid oxygen.
Atop the rocket are satellites upgrading the fleets of Bermuda-headquartered Asia Broadcast Satellite and Paris-based Eutelsat.
The Boeing-built ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B satellites will be the first to use all-electric propulsion to reach their final orbits high over the equator after separating from the rocket about 30 minutes after liftoff.
The launch is the 16th by SpaceX's Falcon 9 since its debut in June 2010.
Please be aware that the Webcast will likely run at least a 30 seconds behind real time. So don't wait until T-0 to go outside and look for the liftoff, or you might miss it.
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