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13:40  22 december  2018
13:40  22 december  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

SpaceX lines up another launch of its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket from the Space Coast

SpaceX lines up another launch of its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket from the Space Coast SpaceX has lined up another launch of its mighty Falcon Heavy rocket from Florida's Space Coast. 

Watch SpaceX launch a next-gen GPS satellite into orbit live right here. As usual, SpaceX will be live streaming the event via various web platforms including YouTube. Here’s the company’s rundown of the event: SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, December 18 for launch of the United States Air Force ’s

On Wednesday, June 12, SpaceX successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission for MDA, a Maxar company, from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in You can watch a replay of the launch below and learn more about the mission in our press kit.

A SpaceX launch that was delayed twice earlier in the week and then rescheduled expected to take place Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX will use one of its Falcon 9 rockets to launch the United States Air Force's first Global Positioning System III space vehicle

The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday and was scrubbed “due to an out of family reading on first stage sensors,” according to SpaceX. The company originally was aiming to launch the rocket the following day on Wednesday during the launch window but again scrubbed the launch due to the sensors. The payload of the rocket is a satellite for the United States Air Force set to begin to upgrade a GPS in space.

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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force ’s Space Test Program-2 mission with a cluster of military and scientific research satellites . An air - launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket will deploy NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite into orbit.

[ Watch Live ]. March 24: India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 (GSLV Mk.2) will launch the GSAT 6A satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India. March 29: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Iridium Next 41-50 satellites from Vandenberg Air Force

Following that second scrub, the company moved the launch to Saturday morning. The window opens up at 8:55 a.m. EST and the stream from the launch begins about 15 minutes before that, so around 8:40 a.m. EST Saturday morning.

Watch SpaceX Live Stream Launch of Air Force Satellite© NASA/Jim Grossmann

The launch is scheduled to happen from Space Launch Complex 40, also known as SLC-40, where the rocket has been, ready to launch while the SpaceX crews do the final checks. Both the vehicle and the payload were healthy said SpaceX despite the need to check the sensors before the launch.

Thursday SpaceX shared a video of inclement launch weather and the rocket and payload on the launch pad.

As of Thursday, the weather was 80 percent favorable for the launch window Saturday morning. If the weather held the launch would likely go off without a hitch.

Moldy mouse food postpones SpaceX launch

Moldy mouse food postpones SpaceX launch SpaceX has postponed its cargo launch to the International Space Station until Wednesday after mold was found on food bars for a mouse experiment bound for the orbiting outpost, NASA said. The launch was initially set for Tuesday. The new time is 1:16 pm (1816 GMT) Wednesday. "The launch was moved to Wednesday after mold was found on food bars for a rodent investigation prior to handover to SpaceX," NASA said in a statement late Monday. "Teams will use the extra day to replace the food bars." Some 40 mice are part of the experiment aimed at studying the effects of microgravity in the immune system.

Next SpaceX Launch . JUN 20. ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre French Guiana. Satellite Profile (Eutelsat). On launch day, check back here for the live stream ! (if available).

[ Watch Live ] (Feb 26:) NASA TV will air a live broadcast of a change of command ceremony at the International Space Station (time TBD). [ Watch Live ] (March 18:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 Iridium Next satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 11:19 a.m. EDT

After the payload launches the satellite being deployed is expected to deploy about an hour and 56 minutes later to medium Earth orbit. SpaceX won’t make an attempt to recover the first stage of the rocket after the launch due to the mission requirements.

SpaceX also shared the first photos of the completed Crew Dragon craft that's expected to first launch in January as part of an unmanned demonstration mission ahead of crewed missions. NASA and SpaceX are working together as part of the commercial crew program to help bring launches of U.S. astronauts back to American soil. The earliest crewed launches are expected during the summer of 2019.

The live stream of the launch is expected to be available on YouTube as well as on the SpaceX website and below:

Pentagon to review certification of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles.
The Pentagon will evaluate the certification for Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles to determine whether the U.S. Air Force complied with certain guidelines, according to a memo on Monday. "Our objective is to determine whether the U.S. Air Force complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide when certifying the launch system design for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles," U.S. Department Of Defense Deputy Inspector General Michael Roark said in the memo. The review will begin this month, the memo stated. In December, a SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S.

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