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SpaceX postpones SES-9 launch | SpaceNews.com

WASHINGTON — SpaceX postponed the launch of an SES communications satellite on an upgraded Falcon 9 by at least 24 hours Feb. 24.

SpaceX postponed the launch a little more than a half-hour before the launch window opened at 6:46 p.m. Eastern, shortly before propellant loading was scheduled to begin. The company didn’t give an immediate reason for the delay, but said in a tweet that both the launch vehicle and its payload, the SES-9 satellite, “remain healthy.”

SpaceX has tentatively rescheduled the launch for 6:46 p.m. Eastern Feb. 25. Weather conditions, which were improving as the launch time approached, are expected to be better in 24 hours, with forecasts calling for an 80 percent chance of acceptable weather at the new launch time.

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