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Falcon 1 Set to Lift Off With Malaysian Satellite on Tuesday

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SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 1 rocket with Malaysia’s RazakSAT remote sensing satellite from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on Tuesday local time (Monday in the United States).

SpaceX’s website indicates that “the launch window opens Monday, July 13th and extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).”

This will be the fifth launch of the Falcon 1 rocket, which has succeeded once in four previous attempts.

SpaceX sets Falcon 1 Launch for July 13

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SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket

 

SPACEX PRESS RELEASE

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) of Malaysia announce a new launch window has been set for Falcon 1 Flight 5, carrying the RazakSAT satellite to orbit. The launch window opens Monday, July 13th and extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

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SpaceX to Launch Razaksat in Mid-July

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SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket takes off on first successful flight.

SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket takes off on first successful flight.

SpaceX’s launch of Malaysia’s Razaksat remote sensing satellite has been rescheduled for mid-July, a two-month slip from its original April 21 launch date.

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Elon Musk: Rocket King, Tabloid Fodder

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Another Big Moment for Elon Musk
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At 37 years old, Elon Musk is poised to become either the Henry Ford or the Howard Hughes of his generation. If his Falcon rockets and Tesla electric cars succeed, he’ll revolutionize 21st century transportation. If they don’t, he’ll likely be remembered as a colorful, clever, but ultimately irrelevant tinkerer. After all, Neil Young has an electric car, too.

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Falcon 1 Launch Delayed Because of “Compatibility” Problems

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Due to a potential compatibility issue between the RazakSAT spacecraft and Falcon 1 launch vehicle, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) have agreed to postpone the launch of ATSB’s RazakSAT satellite.

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SpaceX Falcon 1 Launch Delayed 6 Weeks

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SpaceX is looking at about a six-week delay on the launch of its next Falcon 1 rocket, The New Straits Times reports:

The launch of the RazakSAT, Malaysia’s second remote sensing satellite has been postponed until further notice due to “technical problems”.

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SpaceX Sets Window for April 20 Falcon Launch

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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces that the launch window for ATSB’s RazakSAT on Falcon 1 Flight 5, is currently scheduled to open Monday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

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SpaceX to Launch Falcon 1 Rocket on April 21

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SpaceX has confirmed the date for its next Falcon 1 launch as April 21. The rocket will take off from Omelek Island in the Marshall Islands with Malaysia’s RazakSAT communications satellite and two secondary payloads. It will be the El Segundo, Calif.-based company’s fifth launch of the rocket, which has succeeded one and failed three times.

Next Falcon 1 Launch Set for April 21

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It looks like SpaceX’s next launch of the Falcon 1 rocket will occur on April 21. Malaysia’s The Star website is reporting that its RazakSAT will be launched from Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands on that date.

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SpaceX Gets Environmental OK for Falcon Launches

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The Federal Aviation Administration has given its OK for SpaceX to launch Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launches. In a report, the agency said the launches will pose “no significant short-term or long-term effects to the environment or surrounding populations.”

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