WATCH: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying SAOCOM 1B Mission from Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // August 31, 2020
Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily
ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX is targeting Sunday, August 30 at 7:18 p.m. EDT, or 23:18 UTC, for Falcon 9’s launch of the SAOCOM 1B mission, which will carry the SAOCOM 1B spacecraft to orbit in addition to two rideshare payloads, Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ’s GNOMES-1.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9’s launch of the SAOCOM 1B mission on Sunday, which will carry the SAOCOM 1B spacecraft to orbit in addition to two rideshare payloads, Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ’s GNOMES-1.
The mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
This mission marks SpaceX’s first launch to a polar orbit from the East Coast, and the first polar launch from Florida in decades.
Falcon 9’s first stage previously launched Dragon to the International Space Station for SpaceX’s 19th and 20th commercial resupply missions, and it also supported launch of SpaceX’s ninth Starlink mission.
Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9 booster engine on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Coverage of the rocket launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily.
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