SpaceX launch from Cape set for May 10

February 4, 2016 – 02:10 am

Orbcomm_OG2_RF_ChamberThe next rocket launch from Cape Canaveral is officially scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 10. Between 9:39 a.m. and 10:33 a.m. EDT, a

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James Dean, FLORIDA TODAY

An Orbcomm OG2 satellite undergoes testing.(Photo: Orbcomm)

Between 9:39 a.m. and 10:33 a.m. EDT, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will attempt to launch the first batch of a new constellation of small commercial satellites for New Jersey-based Orbcomm Inc.

The rocket will carry the first six of Orbcomm's 17 OG2 satellites, which from low Earth orbit will provide machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for customers in the transportation and distribution, heavy equipment, oil and gas, maritime and other industries.

Sunday, May 11, is a backup launch date.

The rest of the OG2 satellites, built by Sierra Nevada Corp., are expected to be launched on another Falcon 9 later this year.


Source: www.floridatoday.com

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