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Dec 19 2015

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FINALLY!!

SpaceX Completes Hot Fire Test, Eyes NET Sunday Night for Falcon-9 Return to Flight. Originally scheduled for 16 December, the static hot fire test occurred last night around 4:09pm Pacific after two previous attempts were aborted.

The ORBCOMM launch is now scheduled for Sunday with a launch window between 5 and 6pm Sunday, though that could change (but in any event won’t be more than 3 hours long). There will be a booster recovery event, but since the FAA has not granted authorization for a land recovery, the booster recovery attempt will be at sea on an ASDS (“Of Course I Still Love You” was towed out of Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon).

It’ll cut into my football watching time, but I’ll be live-blogging the booster recovery event tomorrow.

Related Article:
SpaceX Falcon 9 Static Fires ahead of OG2 RTF mission

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