JUST IN: SpaceX aims for launch this evening

A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket blasts off Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 from the Kennedy Space Center.  (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Hoping the third time is a charm, SpaceX is aiming to launch the Falcon 9 rocket tonight at Kennedy Space Center.

Two previous attempts on Sunday and Monday at Cape Canaveral were delayed after launch criteria was not met.

The launch window for tonight is scheduled to begin at 7:37 p.m. Eastern.

The rocket will be carrying an Intelsat satellite, intended to enhance communications in Caribbean, trans-Europe and African markets.

Skies are supposed to be mostly clear and free of rain at Kennedy Space Center, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Follow the updates at SpaceX.

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