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SpaceX Shooting for a Dec. 19 Falcon Return-to-flight Launch | SpaceNews.com

Elon Musk said SpaceX will launch its Falcon 9 rocket late next week on its first mission since a June launch failure.

Musk, in a tweet early Thursday, said a static fire test of the Falcon 9 is scheduled for Dec. 16 and, if successful, launch would take place “about three days later.”

There had been rumors that SpaceX was planning to launch Dec. 19, but no official word from the company. The launch, when it does occur, will place 11 Orbcomm satellites into orbit on the first flight of the upgraded “full thrust” Falcon 9.

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