SpaceX's next Falcon 9 rocket flight, launching a Thai communications satellite into orbit, is now set for Dec. 31, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Air Force's Eastern Range launch support team.

The window for the launch from SpaceX's complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., would begin at 4:57 p.m. CST.

The flight will be the third for SpaceX's next-generation Falcon 9, and the company's second mission to geostationary transfer orbit after the launch of the SES-8 communications satellite on Dec. 3.

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