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SpaceX Eyes Monday To Return To Flight

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SpaceX is eyeing a return to flight Monday. The Falcon 9 rocket launch will be the first since an earlier attempt exploded shortly after liftoff this summer.

Teams completed an engine test Friday, and founder Elon Musk called it a success.

SpaceX is deploying 11 communication satellites for New-Jersey based Orbcomm. The launch window opens at 8:29 PM. There’s an 80-percent chance that the weather will cooperate

If this launch is successful, SpaceX could resume commercial resupply missions for the International Space Station as early as February.

The private space company will attempt landed the spent rocket on a target on land


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. He also helps produce WMFE's public affairs show "Intersection," working with host ... Read Full Bio »

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