CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Florida’s Space Coast is gearing up for a busy week as three days of rocket launches are planned at Cape Canaveral.
United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy with NROL-44 spy satellite for National Reconnaissance Office. Launching from pad 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
As of Wednesday night, the current forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.
SpaceX Falcon 9 with SAOCOM 1B, a satellite for Argentina’s space agency. Launching from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX Falcon 9 with the twelfth batch of Starlink satellites for the company broadband internet network. Launching from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess said this week could be historic for the Space Coast and the Space Wing, WKMG reported.
He also said the last time Florida saw three rocket launches in a week was in 2001. That year also saw the launches in August: Titan IV, Delta II and Space Shuttle Discovery.
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