SpaceX preparing to launch CSG-2 mission on Thursday

SpaceX is gearing up to launch Italy's COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG-2) satellite on Thursday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. 

A Falcon 9 rocket will carry an Italian surveillance satellite into orbit. CSG-2 is designed to provide critical data and emergency risk prevention. 

The launch window opens at 6:11 p.m. 

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SpaceX said on Sunday that it completed a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket launch. 

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