SpaceX Receives Approval for Two Rocket Launches on Thursday From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // February 3, 2021
first time two rockets will lift off on the same day since November 11, 1966
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX will look to make history once again when they will attempt to launch two Falcon 9 rockets less than five-hours apart from Cape Canaveral on Thursday.
The 45th Space Wing has approved the launch of two SpaceX Falcon 9 missions, which will be carrying hundreds of Starlink satellites.
The two Falcon 9 rockets will lift off less than 5 hours apart.
The launch team is working extremely close with the FAA, USN, and international partners. Starlink L-17 and Starlink L-18 received the approval to launch at 5:36 a.m. ET and 1:19 a.m. ET, respectively.
This would be the first time since November 11, 1966, that two launches will lift off on the same day.
Those previous missions were Gemini 12 and Atlas Agena which lifted off 99 minutes apart from each other.
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