BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch out of Vandenberg Space Force Base early Thursday morning but has faced multiple delays in the launch process.
Falcon 9 was expected to blast off on Thursday Aug. 17 at 12:01 a.m. and was going to carry 21 Starlink satellites into orbit, according to officials. The launch process was delayed multiple times in California. A separate launch was cleared in Florida as well.
SpaceX says if the weather allows, the launch may be visible to earthlings for hundreds of miles. Residents in rural parts of Kern County may be able to see the rocket’s exhaust plume trailing the night sky.
Launch time is subject to change and may be pushed back early Thursday or early Friday.
Video in the player above is from Falcon 9’s Aug. 7. launch.