SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket tonight from Kennedy Space Center that may be visible from South Florida.
The two-hour launch window opens at 6:53 p.m. – four minutes before sundown – with a backup launch set for Thursday at 6:53 p.m.
The Falcon 9 will carry a high-powered communications satellite, which will work double-duty for the U.S.-based operator EchoStar and Luxembourg-based SES.
Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported SpaceX’s 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station in February.
Following separation, the first stage will attempt a landing on the “Of course I still live you” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
“The launch weather forecast still is favorable,” forecasters with the 45th Weather Squadron wrote this morning. “The atmosphere is drier today, which will prevent showers and thunderstorms from developing in the area as the sea breeze forms; therefore, weather is favorable for rollout and lifting operations.”