SpaceX delays back-to-back Falcon 9 rocket launches due to bad weather

SpaceX delayed two back-to-back rocket launches from Florida on Saturday (Jan. 29) due to bad weather that has already pushed back the missions in recent days. 

The private spaceflight company hoped to launch an Earth-observation satellite for Italy Saturday evening from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 6:11 p.m. EST (2311 GMT), but unacceptable weather prevented the flight. It’s the third weather delay in as many days for the SpaceX mission, which will launch the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite for the Italian Space Agency and that country’s military.