Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch the EchoStar 23 satellite
TV broadcast satellite launched aboard Falcon 9 rocket
High winds keep Falcon 9 rocket grounded
Photos: Falcon 9 booster, minus landing legs and grid fins, poised for launch
Falcon 9 launch timeline with EchoStar 23
Live coverage: Falcon 9 launches with TV satellite
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket at 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) Thursday, two days after high winds prevented liftoff. The nearly 23-story booster carried the EchoStar 23 communications satellite into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to provide broadcast television programming across Brazil.