SpaceX Targeting Sunday Falcon 9 Launch
SpaceX is targeting a Sunday morning launch of a Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket is sending a communications satellite to orbit for Japanese based operator Sky Perfect JSAT.
SpaceX hopes to land the first stage of the rocket on a droneship at sea called “Of Course I Still Love You.”
The private space company has had success recovering the boosters in the past – most recently landing a booster back at Cape Canaveral.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 18, 2016
The ultimate goal is to reuse the boosters and lower the cost of getting to space. SpaceX test-fired a launched and landed booster last month.
Sunday’s launch window opens at 1:26 AM and remains open for two hours. SpaceX will provide a stream of the launch on their website starting 20 minutes before launch.
WATCH: SpaceX test-fires a recovered booster at their Texas rocket processing facility
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