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SpaceX to debut newest Falcon 9 rocket during launch Friday

Posted: 2:36 PM, May 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-11 07:18:53-04
SpaceX to debut newest Falcon 9 rocket during launch Friday

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.

 

 

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.

Watch the launch LIVE here.

According to space.com , the rocket will try to land on a robotic "drone ship" off the Florida coast shortly after liftoff.

For more on the launch, click here.

SpaceX officials have reportedly said the Block 5 features a number of upgrades to increase the rocket's reliability and reusability.