Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Next SpaceX Launch Delayed

Florida Today reports that SpaceX has rescheduled its next Falcon 9 test launch from October 23 to early November "to give technicians, engineers and managers additional time to prepare for the launch."

Originally slated to fly in 2008, the demonstration flight is being carried out under a $1.6 billion NASA contract aimed at developing a commercial sector option for launching supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The contract calls for three test flights and 12 missions to deliver cargo to the station.

The company is targeting mid-2011 for the first of the 12 operational missions to the station.

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