CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is scheduled to debut its latest and most advanced version of the Falcon 9 rocket Friday, after Thursday's launch was scrubbed.
Standing down today due to a standard ground system auto abort at T-1 min. Rocket and payload are in good health—teams are working towards tomorrow’s backup launch opportunity at 4:14 p.m. EDT, or 20:14 UTC.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 10, 2018
The first "Block 5" Falcon 9 is set to launch the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite for the government of Bangladesh at 4:14 p.m from the Kennedy Space Center.
According to space.com, the rocket will try to land on a robotic "drone ship" off the Florida coast shortly after liftoff.
SpaceX officials have reportedly said the Block 5 features a number of upgrades to increase the rocket's reliability and reusability.