Three Launches Scheduled in Three Days from Cape Canaveral Written 26 August 2020


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network stands ready for launch. | Associated Press-©

Space News reports that this week, three launches are scheduled in three consecutive days from Cape Canaveral. On Thursday, ULA is scheduled to launch a Delta 4 Heavy rocket as part of a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. On Friday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a SAOCOM 1B satellite for Argentina. On Saturday, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a batch of Starlink satellites. If all three missions launch, it will mark the first time since 2001 that three missions were launched from Florida in the same week, according to 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess.
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