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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches successfully Thursday

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches successfully Thursday

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Space X's Falcon 9 rocket launched successfully from Kennedy Space Center early this morning.

According to a series of tweets on the company's verified Twitter account, the rocket launched at 2 a.m. Eastern, to deliver a commercial communications satellite to orbit.

The company says the satellite deployed successfully approximately 34 minutes after launch.

The launch was re-scheduled from early Tuesday morning, when it had to be postponed because of high winds.

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