I say "final goal" because the highlight of Wednesday's launch will be the re-usage of a previously flown Falcon 9 first stage booster.
The rocket carried 10 satellites mounted on a two-tier dispenser atop the Falcon 9 second stage.
Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at approximately 6:53 p.m. Coverage is expected to begin 15 minutes before launch.
The Falcon 9 booster to be launched on Wednesday made its maiden voyage on February, 2017, on a mission to resupply the ISS.
SpaceX will tonight (October 11, weather permitting) launch a condominium satellite operated by SES and EchoStar.
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The payload to be launched today is the SES-11/EchoStar 105 geostationary communications satellite, which will eventually help provide high speed data services to the North Americas, namely digital television. This is also the second launch attempt this week, after SpaceX successfully launched a mission for client Iridium on Monday.
A two-hour launch window opens at 6.53pm Florida time. The rocket is now ready for another flight. The launch and flight will be streamed live.
If everything runs smoothly, the satellite will be deployed 36 minutes after liftoff.
Such activities are part of SpaceX's effort to develop fully and rapidly reusable rockets, which could revolutionize spaceflight by slashing its cost, company CEO and founder Elon Musk has said.
On that day, the first stage returned for a pinpoint landing at a SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next door to KSC.