Live coverage: SpaceX launches heavyweight Canadian telecom satellite

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite for the Canadian company Telesat. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. Spaceflight Now members can watch a live view of the launch pad.

SpaceX’s live video webcast begins around 15 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on this page.