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Everything you need to know about the Father’s Day SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

It’s launch day!

SpaceX crews at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are on track to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a communications satellite for the Indonesian government this evening. 90 minutes before FLORIDA TODAY’s Space Team will follow live launch coverage.

Here’s everything you need to know:

  • Liftoff is set for Sunday, June 18 at 6:04 PM EDT.
  • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Launch Complex 40 will host.
  • The release window extends nearly three hours from 6:04 PM to 9:02 PM EDT.
  • Forecasters predicted a 60% chance of weather conditions “go” at the start of the release window, increasing to 75% “go” by the close.
  • The payload is the Satria-1 communications satellite for Indonesian satellite operator PSN and the Indonesian government.
  • The 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket will fly eastbound over the Atlantic Ocean.

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