Thursday, January 2, 2014

SpaceX set to launch satellite

SpaceX is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Friday evening with a communications satellite. The launch of the upgraded Falcon 9 would be SpaceX's second in a month from the Cape of a commercial communications satellite. The previous one was Dec. 3. This time the customer is Thailand-based Thaicom. (Source: Florida Today, 01/02/13) Gulf Coast note: SpaceX will test its Raptor engine at Stennis Space Center, Miss.