SpaceX successfully launches rocket after two aborted attempts

This photo made available by SpaceX on Thursday, March 30, 2017 shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket on Kennedy Space Center's historic Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Its launch, scheduled for Thursday will be the first time SpaceX launches one of its reused boosters. (SpaceX via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) – SpaceX sent a communications satellite toward obit Wednesday, after the mission was scrubbed twice.

The commercial space company headed by Elon Musk planned to launch the rocket on Sunday, but it was pushed back to Monday and scrubbed for a second time.

The launch marks SpaceX’s tenth launch in 2017. It’s the third launch in just 12 days.

SpaceX launched only eight rockets in all of 2016.


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