Headlines > News > Falcon 9 Static Fire Confirms Rocket Ready for Flight

Falcon 9 Static Fire Confirms Rocket Ready for Flight

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:58 pm via: NASA
Share
More share options
Tools
Tags

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket passed a critical engine test today as preparations remain on track for Sunday’s launch, Hans Koenigsmann of SpaceX told reporters Friday. The static fire test at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station fired the nine engines for less than a second to confirm that the rocket is ready to lift a Dragon spacecraft loaded with more than two tons of cargo and experiments to the International Space Station.

Liftoff is scheduled for Sunday at 10:21 a.m. EDT. The weather forecast stands at 90 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time.

NASA

NASA

No comments
Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!
Leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.
© 2017 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use