By Melissa Chan
December 21, 2015

SpaceX on Monday will launch its first rocket since an earlier model bound for the International Space Station exploded after liftoff in late June.

The California-based company is set to launch the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida between 8:33 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. ET. After liftoff, SpaceX will attempt to land the rocket in an upright position on solid ground. Previous attempts to recover the first-stage of the Falcon 9 using drone ships at sea have failed.

“If successful, this test would mark the first time in history an orbital rocket has successfully achieved a land landing,” SpaceX said in a statement.

The rocket is designed to carry satellites from U.S. company Orbcomm into low-earth orbit. It’s more powerful and an upgraded version of the unmanned Dragon cargo ship that exploded six months ago, Agence France-Presse reported. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk blamed the last failure on a faulty strut, according to AFP.

You can watch a livestream of the launch above starting around 8 p.m. ET.

SpaceX warned nearby Florida residents in Brevard County that they may hear a “sonic boom” during the anticipated event.

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