SpaceX rolled a Falcon 9 rocket out to Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday in preparation for liftoff at 12:17 p.m. EST (9:17 a.m. EST; 1717 GMT) Saturday with an oceanography satellite jointly developed by U.S. and European space and weather agencies.
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The mission will launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich oceanography satellite for NASA, the European Space Agency, the European Commission, Eumetsat, and NOAA. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.