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SPACEX PERFORMS STATIC FIRE, PREPS FOR MONDAY LAUNCH FROM FLORIDA

SPACEX PERFORMS STATIC FIRE, PREPS FOR MONDAY LAUNCH FROM FLORIDA Set to resume a brisk pace of launch activity after a nearly six-week respite, SpaceX test-fired its next Falcon 9 rocket Thursday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of a planned liftoff Monday with several tons of experiments and supplies for the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 launcher rolled out to pad 39A at the Florida space base Wednesday evening and was raised vertical overnight. SpaceX’s launch team, stationed in a control center about 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the south, initiated a computer-controlled countdown sequence Thursday morning that loaded super-chilled kerosene and liquid oxygen into the two-stage rocket.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Aug 11)

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