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SpaceX ready for third attempt to launch rocket

Published: Sunday, June 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, March 1, 2013. SpaceX is expected to attempt a third launching of the Falcon 9 rocket and six Orbcomm satellites late Sunday afternoon, but weather is a concern.

John Raoux, Associated Press

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is expected to attempt a third launching of the Falcon 9 rocket and six Orbcomm satellites late Sunday afternoon, but weather is a concern.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected and Air Force meteorologists predict a 20 percent chance of adequate weather. The launch window has been widened from the normal hour to 5:30 p.m. to 8:08 p.m.

Weather forced Saturday's launch to be canceled and fluctuating rocket tank pressures stopped Friday's attempt.

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