SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET LAUNCH SUFFERS ‘LAUNCH FAILURE’

By  //  June 28, 2015

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WATCH: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered a catastrophic failure about 2 minutes after after the vehicle’s 10:21 a.m. launch. Watch here for updates.

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered a catastrophic failure about 2 minutes after the vehicle’s 10:21 a.m. launch. (NASA video image)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered a catastrophic failure about 2 minutes after the vehicle’s 10:21 a.m. launch.

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s International Space Station next resupply mission is scheduled for liftoff at 10:21 a.m. ET on Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

This will be SpaceX’s seventh robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station which will also include a third rocket-landing attempt on a ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The first of two International Docking Adapters will be aboard the Falcon, which will be connected to the space station to provide a place for Commercial Crew spacecraft carrying astronauts to dock to the orbiting laboratory as soon as 2017.

The weather forecast for Sunday is favorable as NASA has the likelihood of launch set at 90 percent. If the launch is scrubbed, the next launch window will be Monday at 9:58 a.m. ET.

SpaceX Launch, Landing and Capture Schedule

SUNDAY
• 9 a.m. ET: NASA livestream begins
• 10:21 a.m. ET: Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9
• 10:24 a.m. ET: Stage 1 separation (attempted landing shortly after)
• 10:31 a.m. ET: Dragon capsule separates from Stage 2
• 10:33 a.m. ET: Dragon capsule solar arrays deploy

TUESDAY
• 5:30 a.m. ET: NASA broadcast begins
• 7 a.m. ET: ISS astronaut Scott Kelly will use the station’s robotic arm to capture the Dragon capsule

SpaceX's International Space Station resupply mission is scheduled for 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 28 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (NASA.gov image)

SpaceX’s International Space Station next resupply mission is scheduled for liftoff at 10:21 a.m. ET on Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (NASA.gov image)


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