WATCH LIVE: SpaceX makes second attempt to launch Block 5

Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling onto launch pad as seen in Instagram post by Elon Musk.

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Watch live as Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launches.

SpaceX will make a second attempt this afternoon to launch its Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket after the mission was aborted Thursday.

The launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center opens with a two-hour window at 4:14 p.m. The launch will be webcast by SpaceX here.

It is the first launch of the Falcon 9 Block 5, which is the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 vehicle.

The rocket is carrying the Bangabandhu 1 satellite, which is Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.

SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of course I still love you” drone ship.

A two-hour backup launch window opens Saturday at 4:15 p.m.


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