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SpaceX to launch satellite with pre-flown rocket on Wednesday

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 12:29:45-04

On Wednesday evening, SpaceX plans to launch a satellite using an already flown rocket for the third time ever. 

Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at approximately 6:53 p.m. Coverage is expected to begin 15 minutes before launch.

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The first stage of this Falcon 9 rocket was flown on February 19 to send cargo to the International Space Station. 

The satellite launched on Wednesday will provide high-definition broadcasts to the US and other parts of North America. 

There is a 2-hour launch window. If SpaceX does not launch on Wednesday, the company has a backup window on Thursday at the same time.