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Despite uncertain weather, SpaceX launches Transporter-4 – News 13 Orlando

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Despite the poor weather earlier in the morning, SpaceX successfully launched the Transporter-4 on time Friday afternoon.
The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 12:24 p.m. EDT from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
🚀 Despite the poor weather earlier in the morning, SpaceX successfully launched the Transporter-4 on time Friday afternoon, reports @AnthonyLeone

Find out more about the launch here: https://t.co/MgfSEhzmC6 pic.twitter.com/PlZAJEOBhu
Earlier in the morning, showers and thunder caused doubt that the launch would happen, with the 45th Weather Squadron giving a 30% chance of favorable weather for liftoff.
But in the end, the bad weather moved on out and the launch took off. 
The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying Transporter-4, which is SpaceX’s fourth smallsat rideshare mission.
This launch’s payload has 40 spacecraft, according to the private company.
“On this flight are 40 spacecraft, including CubeSats, microsats, picosats, non-deploying hosted payloads, and an orbital transfer vehicle carrying spacecraft to be deployed at a later time,” SpaceX said in a statement.
Following the stage separation, the Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the droneship “Just Read the Instructions,” which is in the Atlantic Ocean.
 
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