SpaceX is set to launch the first in a series of small satellite rideshare missions Saturday from Cape Canaveral, providing transportation for 143 U.S. and international spacecraft to low Earth orbit, a record number of satellites on a single flight. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:40 a.m. EST (1440 GMT).
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The mission will launch 143 small satellites for numerous U.S. and international customers. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.