Thursday, June 22, 2017
SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Mission On Track For Tomorrow
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is preparing to put another satellite into space, from Kennedy Space Center, on Friday. SpaceX has scheduled a launch of its BulgariaSat-1 mission at 11:10am PT, if the weather holds and no other issues come up. The launch will put the first ever communications satellite into orbit for the country of Bulgaria. SpaceX will re-use a booster that it had originally launched into space in January, and also hopes to land the rocket again on its drone ship in the Atlantic. This weekend looks to be an extremely busy launch week for SpaceX, which is also hoping to launch another payload--a set of 10 satellites for Iridium--from Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north of Santa Barbara. SpaceX had a successful test firing of the SpaceX Falcon that will be carrying those Iridium satellites earlier this week.