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Jason-3 Flight Readiness Review and Encapsulation Tomorrow; Static Fire Planned for Saturday | Kennedy Space Center

The first full week of 2016 has been a busy one for teams preparing NASA’s Jason-3 spacecraft for its upcoming launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Earth-observing satellite is scheduled to be sealed inside the rocket’s protective payload fairing tomorrow as launch and mission managers convene for the Flight Readiness Review. A static fire to test the Falcon 9’s first stage is planned for Saturday, Jan. 9, followed by mating of the spacecraft and payload fairing to the rocket on Jan. 12.

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