6 January 2014
SpaceX has confirmed it will try to launch its Falcon 9 rocket with a Thai broadcasting satellite from Florida today. There is a 20% chance winds may delay the launch until Tuesday. If this launch is successful, SpaceX should qualify to launch Defense Department satellites and NASA’s high-value science satellites because it would be allowed to compete in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. The U.S. Air Force has not yet signed off on whether two previous launches will count toward certification or not, adding it may be months before SpaceX is finally certified to compete. (Image Credit: SpaceX)
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