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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of Orbcomm communications satellites is seen at launch complex 40. / John Raoux, AP

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- SpaceX scubbed canceled Saturday's attempt to launch six commercial satellites, the second scrub in as many days.

No new launch date has been announced.

SpaceX said weather was responsible for the scrub. Thunderstorms were violating weather rules throughout the launch window that opened at 5:46 p.m. EDT.

With storms smothering the Cape Canaveral area, SpaceX moved the targeted launch time to the end of the window at 6:39 p.m.

SpaceX provided no Webcast and no social media updates throughout the countdown, so it was not clear if problems that scrubbed Friday's first launch attempt -- fluctuating upper stage tank pressures on the Falcon 9 rocket -- or any other technical issues were concerns Saturday.

As of late last week, the Air Force's Eastern Range was believed to be shutting down next week for scheduled maintenance, potentially delaying SpaceX's next launch opportunity, unless one more try was possible Sunday.



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