SpaceX plans to send one of its workhorse Falcon 9 rockets into space from Florida this weekend.
The mission, which has a 58-minute window scheduled to open at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, would send a satellite into orbit for the Luxembourg-based company Intelsat.
The satellite will offer broadband, video and mobile communications to eastern North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa.
The Boeing-built satellite will be the fourth sent up by Intelsat in its “next generation” constellation.
If successful, it would mark the third launch for SpaceX during the last two weeks.
On June 23, SpaceX successfully launched a Bulgarian satellite into space from Florida. That rocket’s booster landed in the Atlantic Ocean on the SpaceX barge Of Course I Still Love You.
Two days later, SpaceX launched 10 satellites into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The rocket will take off from historic Launch Complex 39A, which was home to the most-recent shuttle launch in 2011 and the launch that sent humans to the moon in 1969.
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