SpaceX scrubs launch with 30 seconds left on countdown

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Friday, December 11, 2020
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The SpaceX team will try again to send Falcon 9 into the upper atmosphere. Here is what Friday's launch looked like with under a minute on the clock.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (KTRK) -- SpaceX paused the countdown and then scrubbed a planned launch on Friday of its Falcon 9 rocket out of Florida.

The spacecraft was slated to launch at about 12:55 p.m. ET, but the launch stopped with 30 seconds left in the countdown.

The company was battling with high winds to clear the launch. A backup launch window is slated for late Saturday morning.

The mission is expected to launch a new satellite for radio subscription service SiriusXM.

Friday's scrubbed launch came not even 48 hours after the company touted success in a high-altitude test and subsequent crash landing of its Starship rocket in south Texas.

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