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JCSAT-14 launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 delayed due to weather

SpaceX photo of JCSAT-14 Full Thrust Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 posted on SpaceFlight Insider

Photo Credit: SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with its payload of the JCSAT-14 telecommunications satellite has been delayed 24 hours due to inclement weather. Thunderstorms, with their associated heavy wind and rains, blew across Central Florida in the morning hours and took up residence across the Sunshine State forcing the delay.

SpaceX and the 45th Space Wing are now working toward a Friday, May 6, launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The launch window is now set to open at 1:22 a.m. EDT (05:22 GMT) and will extend for two hours.


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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