SpaceX scrubbed its planned launch Wednesday of a Falcon 9 rocket with a communications satellite because of high winds at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Tentatively, SpaceX is expected to try again Thursday, with a 6:46 p.m. launch time, though that was not confirmed yet Wednesday evening.

The launch is intended to carry a communication satellite into orbit for SES, a Luxembourg-based company.

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