Scrub! SpaceX postpones Starlink Falcon 9 launch to Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Scroll down for FLORIDA TODAY Space Team live coverage of Saturday's scrubbed SpaceX Starlink launch attempt from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

After two hours of delays, SpaceX announced it is now targeting 4:34 p.m. EST Sunday to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on the Starlink 6-39 mission from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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Update 7:05 p.m.: SpaceX has scrubbed tonight's launch attempt. No further information has been released as to why.

Liftoff is now targeted for 4:34 p.m. Sunday, with backup opportunities available if needed until 8:34 p.m.

SpaceX backup opportunities available Sunday

Update 6:33 p.m.: Should tonight's Falcon 9 launch get scrubbed, SpaceX announced that more opportunities are available starting at 4:34 p.m. Sunday.

Launch pushed back again, to 8:59 p.m.

Update 5:39 p.m. SpaceX has again postponed tonight's liftoff target time, per the company website.

Now, launch is scheduled for 8:59 p.m. — four hours later than originally announced.

SpaceX launch prep underway in Brevard

Update 5:27 p.m.: Brevard County Emergency Management officials have activated the agency's launch operations support team ahead of the upcoming SpaceX Falcon 9 launch.

SpaceX aims for another Starlink launch Wednesday

Update 5:07 p.m.: Assuming tonight's Falcon 9 launch goes as planned, a new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency navigational warning indicates SpaceX will aim for its next Starlink window on Wednesday — not Tuesday, as initially planned.

Wednesday launch window hours: 11 a.m. to 2:31 p.m.

SpaceX has yet to publicly announce this Starlink 6-40 mission.

Launch now happening after KSCVC closes

Update 4:36 p.m.: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex officials will now close the tourist attraction at 5 p.m., since SpaceX officials postponed the original 4:59 p.m. liftoff target time.

SpaceX pushes back liftoff to 6:41 p.m.

Update 3:40 p.m.: SpaceX has moved back the target liftoff time more than 1½ hours, from 4:59 p.m. to 6:41 p.m.

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