Live coverage: SpaceX launches communications satellite for Qatar

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center with Qatar’s Es’hail 2 communications satellite. 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.