Monday, June 19, 2017
SpaceX Delays Today's Launch, But Might Have Two Next Weekend
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the Los Angeles area spacecraft and rocket developer, has delayed today's launch of BulgariaSat-1 to replace a fairing valve, saying that its next launch opportunities for the spacecraft are 6/23 and 6/24. That's the same weekend as SpaceX is scheduled to launch another payload for Iridium, on 6/25. SpaceX said on Sunday that it "could be a weekend doubleheader" for the company on Twitter. SpaceX has at least another three launches planned for June on top of the Iridium and BulgariaSat-1 launches, from both Kennedy Space Center and Vandenberg. Image: SpaceX test firing from last week, for the BulgariaSat-1 mission.