SpaceX to Make Three Launches this Weekend Written 17 June 2022


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A. | Credit: Joel Kowsky; NASA

Spaceflight Now reports that SpaceX “teams in Florida and California are preparing for three missions from three launch pads in three days, beginning Friday with a launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a reusable Falcon 9 booster flying for a record 13th time.” Friday’s flight will “deploy 53 more Starlink internet satellites, followed by a launch Saturday from Vandenberg Space Force Base with a German military radar observation satellite, then another mission from Cape Canaveral early Sunday with a commercial Globalstar messaging and data relay spacecraft.” The rapid-fire launch schedule “would mark the fastest sequence of flights by SpaceX since the company’s founding.”
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