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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches from Cape Canaveral

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket has been successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its third attempt. Problems with an Air Force tracking radar and poor weather conditions had previously forced the postponement of the launch. The rocket is carrying the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR satellite.

The satellite, a partnership with NASA and the US Air Force, will travel one million miles from Earth. There it will observe the Earth and detect solar winds from the sun, which impacts power grids, communication systems and satellites.