SpaceX Test-Fires Used Falcon 9 Rocket for Hefty Satellite Launch – Space.com

SpaceX Test-Fires Used Falcon 9 Rocket for Hefty Satellite Launch – Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX fired up a twice-used Falcon 9 rocket Friday (Dec. 13), setting the stage for the launch of a a hefty next communications satellite into space next week. 

SpaceX conducted the Falcon 9 test at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here ahead of a planned launch on Monday (Dec. 16). The two-stage Falcon 9 will carry the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 commercial communications satellite into space. Liftoff is scheduled for sometime during a planned 88-minute launch window on Monday from 7:10 p.m. to 8:38 p.m. EST (0010-0138 GMT Tuesday).

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