Live coverage: SpaceX launches first upgraded Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite. SpaceX’s live video coverage begins at approximately 3:59 p.m. EDT (1959 GMT) Friday. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.