The third GPS 3-series satellite designated GPS 3 SV03 is riding a 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket. The 9,505-pound spacecraft launched on a trajectory toward the northeast from Cape Canaveral, flying almost parallel to the U.S. East Coast.
SpaceX’s next launches have been postponed by
international travel restrictions imposed because of the growing coronavirus
The launch that would have sent a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a satellite into orbit around Earth, was originally scheduled for March 30. The satellite is part of a program for the Argentinian space agency CONAE. Now it seems that launch won’t take place and it is unclear exactly when it may be rescheduled. The launch was set to take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket next launch from Florida’s Space Coast has been pushed back to Tuesday, April 9. The megarocket will lift off from historic Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center carrying the Arabsat 6A communications satellite.
Although this is the second launch of the world’s most powerful
rocket, it will be its first commercial mission. Its maiden launch was a
demonstration flight on February 6, last year, when Elon Musk’s cherry-red
Roadster and a Starman dummy pilot were sent into space.
SpaceX plans to store and refurbish rockets at Port Canaveral.
SpaceX is planning to lease a building at Port Canaveral and may build another facility.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket made its way through Cape Canaveral on June 6 from Port Canaveral and it was the fourth reusable rocket that was brought back to the Cape and is moving into storage now. The private space flight company has successfully recovered a launched rocket three times on an ocean barge floting in the Atlantic Ocean Continue reading “SpaceX Planning Rocket Storage at Port Canaveral”