SpaceX Test Fires Falcon 9 Rocket Ahead of Tuesday’s Launch of South Korean Military Satellite Written 13 July 2020


Falcon 9 static fire test ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission, Friday, 22 May 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL. | Bill Ingalls; NASA

SPACE reports that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket “ignited its nine first-stage Merlin engines briefly in a so-called static fire test at” Space Launch Complex-40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The test “clears the way for the planned launch of the Anasis-II military communications satellite for the South Korean government on Tuesday at 5 p.m. EDT.” SpaceX is reusing the same first stage that it used to launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 30.
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