Falcon 9 Mission Postponed Until After Atlas 5 Launch Written 1 March 2018

Space News reports that the US Air Force has decided not to approve a “proposal to support two launches from the Eastern Range in less than 24 hours this week, but officials say being able to do so remains a goal as part of efforts to support increased launch activity.” Earlier this week, SpaceX proposed to reschedule a delayed Falcon 9 launch “of the Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite for shortly after midnight Eastern time March 1,” less than 17 hours before a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 also launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Industry sources indicate that the Air Force “strongly considered allowing the back-to-back launches, but concluded there were too many open questions that could not be resolved in time to allow the Falcon 9 launch to take place so close to the Atlas 5 launch.”
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