SpaceX’s final launch of the year, set for Thursday, will carry a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency. A Falcon 9 rocket is set for launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida during a three-hour window opening at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), with landing of the rocket’s first stage back at Cape Canaveral expected eight minutes later.
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will launch the NROL-108 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.
SpaceX’s live video webcast begins around 15 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on this page.