WATCH: SpaceX launches spy satellite for the U.S. military on Monday morning

Posted at 6:29 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 08:14:15-04

On Monday, SpaceX launched a commercial Falcon 9 rocket after scrubbing an attempt less than a minute before liftoff on Sunday.

The Falcon 9 launch director called the hold at T-minus 52 seconds and blamed a sensor issue on the vehicle's first stage on Sunday. 

“Hold hold hold! This is the launch director calling a hold on the countdown net. We have an issue with the TOTO sensor on the first stage. Launch conductor, please put us into a 24-hour recycle,” the launch director said.

Watch Monday's launch below:

They sent a spy satellite into space again for the National Reconnaissance Office. The NROL-76 went up on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday morning at 7:15 a.m. ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

After launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9's first stage (the 14-story) high core of the rocket that contains the main engines and most of the fuel) on solid ground back at Cape Canaveral. 



Not many details have been released about the satellite's final destination or what the probe will do.