Live coverage: Upgraded Falcon 9 rocket test-fired at pad 39A

Live coverage of SpaceX’s preparations for the first Falcon 9 “Block 5” rocket launch from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will launch the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. Spaceflight Now Members can watch a live view of the launch pad.

File photo of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at launch pad 39A in Florida. Credit: SpaceX