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Liftoff of Falcon 9 from historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida—SpaceX’s 12th launch of a flight-proven rocket booster this year.

Falcon 9’s first stage booster for this mission completed two East Coast launches earlier this year.

Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting November 19 launch of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Falcon 9 launches Es’hail-2 to orbit, marking SpaceX’s 18th launch of 2018.

Successful deployment of Es’hail-2 to geostationary transfer orbit confirmed.

Second stage and satellite now in coast phase. The webcast will return in about 15 minutes for second stage engine restart and satellite deployment.

Falcon 9 first stage has landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship.

Second stage engine cutoff confirmed.

First stage entry burn complete. Second stage continuing nominally to geostationary transfer orbit.

Main engine cutoff and stage separation confirmed. Second stage engine burn underway.

Webcast of Falcon 9 launch is now live → spacex.com/webcast

T-30 minutes until Falcon 9 launch of Es’hail-2. Launch webcast will go live about 15 minutes before liftoff → spacex.com/webcast

Falcon 9 and Es’hail-2 are vertical on Pad 39A in Florida. Today’s launch window opens at 3:46 p.m. EST, 20:46 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission previously supported the Telstar 19 VANTAGE launch in July 2018. spacex.com/webcast 

Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting November 15 launch of Es’hail-2 from Pad 39A in Florida.

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