SpaceX Prepares for Falcon 9 Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral on Thursday
By Space Coast Daily // August 24, 2020
Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX is making final preparations in lead up to Thursday’s Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Launch is targeted for 7:19 p.m. ET.
The mission features the SAOCOM 1B satellite for Argentina’s space agency (CONAE).
According to SpaceFlight Now, the satellite will provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements.
Following first-stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to recover the main booster engine on drone ship ‘Of Course, I Still Love You’ stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Coverage of the launch can be seen Space Coast Daily TV.
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