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PWSP 1.5 :Super Commercial Spaceflight Sunday! Spacex launches from Vandenbarg & Orbital docs with ISS

29 Sep 2013, 21:02 UTC
PWSP 1.5 :Super Commercial Spaceflight Sunday! Spacex launches from Vandenbarg & Orbital docs with ISS
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SpaceX succeeded in launching a new version of its Falcon 9 rocket
today, its first launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. It was the
second of three significant space events planned today -- the
successful berthing of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus spacecraft
this morning and the upcoming return-to-flight of Russia's Proton-M
rocket later this afternoon (all times Eastern Daylight Time).

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Spacex Falcon 9 1.1 Vandenberg Launch

The Falcon 9 v1.1 lifted off on time at 12:00 noon EDT (9:00 am
Pacific) placing the Canadian Space Agency's Cassiope scientific
satellite and five smaller satellites into orbit. The launch had been delayed from
ealrier in the month to allow additional engine tests. This was a
first for the company in many respects -- the first launch from the west
coast, the first launch for a customer other than NASA, the first
launch of this version of the Falcon 9 (which has a fairing), and the
first time a Falcon 9 first stage engine was reignited in flight (after
separating from the rest of the ...

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