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SpaceX to try to launch Falcon 9 rocket for the fourth time

SpaceX to try to launch cargo a fourth time after months of delays, plans to try and save rocket first stage
By: Shane McGlaun | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jul 14, 2014 3:06 pm

SpaceX is one of the biggest companies participating in the commercial space flight program with NASA and private companies. SpaceX uses its Falcon 9 rocket to put satellites into orbit for the US government and private firms. The company has been trying to launch its Falcon 9 rocket for a while now, but keeps running into issues postponing the launch.

 

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This will make the fourth time launch has been attempted and comes three weeks after the third launch was postponed due to a mix of technical issues and weather. The first attempt at launch for this payload was in May.

 

The massive Falcon 9 rocket is carrying the first of 17 Orbcomm Generation 2 satellites to upgrade an existing constellation of satellites in orbit. SpaceX plans to try and steer the first stage of the Falcon 9 to splashdown in the ocean for recovery by ship.

NEWS SOURCES:Floridatoday.com

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