SpaceX set to return to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for launch

Last Updated: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:41 PM EDT

SpaceX will attempt a December launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the first time since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the pad in 2016.

  • SpaceX plans Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • 1st launch from CCAFS since explosion in 2016
  • Launch will take supplies to ISS no earlier than December
  • RELATED: Space Coast rocket launch schedule

NASA announced that SpaceX will launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Air Force station.

That's the launch complex where a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the pad during a static test firing in September 2016.

Since then, SpaceX has been launching its rockets from Kennedy Space Center. However, KSC will need to be prepared for the maiden flight of the company's Falcon 9 Heavy rocket, also scheduled to launch in December.

SpaceX has not announced an official date for the Falcon 9 rocket launch. NASA says the launch will happen "no earlier than December."

Before that, SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Monday. The launch window opens at 3:34 p.m.