Monday, April 27, 2015

SpaceX Tries to Break Its Own Record


The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT telecommunications satellite. Image source: Thales Alenia.

Last September, SpaceX set a modern Cape record when it turned around its pad for another launch within fourteen days.

Fourteen days and fifty-two minutes, to be exact.

If today's launch of a Thales Alenia communications satellite goes as scheduled at 6:14 PM EDT, it will have been about thirteen days, two hours and four minutes since the last SpaceX launch April 14 on Pad 40.

As of this writing, the weather forecast is 60% favorable, but drops to 30% for Tuesday.

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