CAPE CANAVERAL—A SpaceX Falcon 9 has been certified to launch NASA’s planet-hunting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), but the booster won’t be ready to fly at the opening of the mission’s launch window on March 20. Launch from here is now targeted for no earlier than April 16, pending clearance from the Eastern Range, NASA said Feb. 15. “SpaceX requested additional time for hardware readiness and to meet NASA launch service mission ...

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