SpaceX Conducts 2nd Static Fire, Launch Window Opens in 10 Days

According to a tweet from Elon Musk Thursday evening,  after a  fully successful second static fire of the Falcon 9 v1.1,  SpaceX is ready to begin launch preparations for a window at Vandenberg which opens “in 10 days.” If that holds, the launch could occur as early as Sunday, September 29th. Space.com reported earlier this week that according to an email from  SpaceX,  after the first static fire “we saw some anomalies stemming from how the pad interfaces with the vehicle,” and  “These are the kinds of things you can only find out when you static fire. We’re making the necessary adjustments and will static fire again for good measure before launch.”

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