Jan 22, 2021

SpaceX set for unique weekend launch from Cape Canaveral

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Update (8:15 p.m. Thursday): SpaceX is now targeting no earlier than 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, for this launch. This also means weather odds decline from 80% “go” to 60% “go.”

SpaceX teams at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are set for the company’s next launch on Friday, a unique mission that will hug the Florida coast as it flies a southern trajectory.

If everything goes as planned, a previously flown Falcon 9 will vault off Launch Complex 40 at 9:24 a.m. and turn southeast, placing its mission on a sun-synchronous – or nearly polar – trajectory. Friday’s launch window will remain open for about an hour.

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