SpaceX launch soon

UPDATE: As you saw if you watched, they aborted the launch for today because of technical issues. If it goes up tomorrow, it will be at 9:38 a.m. EST.

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In about one hour and twenty minutes from this posting, SpaceX is launching a supply rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Launch estimated at 10:01 a.m. EST in the US). If it goes as scheduled, you can watch it live below. Here are the details from the YouTube site

SpaceX is targeting a late morning launch of its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-10) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is on Saturday, February 18 at 10:01 a.m. EST, with a backup launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EST on Sunday, February 19. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the station roughly two days later.

The CRS-10 mission will be SpaceX’s first launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

5 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks for that. I saw my first model S, up close and personal the other day. Such a beautiful car.

  2. Mark Reaume
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Aborted. They will try again tomorrow morning.

  3. rickflick
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Launch scrubbed until tomorrow am.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    The transportation cost per cwt. would be about $800,000 if the launch was about $40 million. Maybe a low number as I have no idea how much each launch would be.

  5. rickflick
    Posted February 19, 2017 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Launch was successful on Sunday AM. Nice shots of first stage landing on youtube.


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