SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Set for Sunday

Falcon 9 static fire. (Credit: SpaceX)
Falcon 9 static fire. (Credit: SpaceX)

UPDATE: The launch has been postponed 24 hours. Now reset for Monday at 8:33 p.m.

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (SpaceX PR) — SpaceX is currently aiming for a December 20th launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 11 satellites for ORBCOMM. The launch is part of ORBCOMM’s second and final OG2 Mission and will lift off from SpaceX’s launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This mission also marks the first time SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on land. The landing of the first stage is a secondary test objective.

The launch webcast is targeted to begin at 8:05 pm EST with liftoff at 8:29 pm EST. The launch webcast can be viewed at spacex.com/webcast. For updates, visit www.spacex.com and www.orbcomm.com.