SpaceX Falcon 9 Ready for Transporter-1 Mission on Saturday

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SpaceX has announced its next rocket launch is prepped and ready for Saturday, January 23.

“Falcon 9 and 143 spacecraft are vertical on pad 40 ahead of tomorrow’s launch of the Transporter-1 mission, the first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission; SpaceX’s 42-minute launch window opens at 9:40 a.m. and weather is 60% favorable,” said the company on Friday morning, while sharing a picture of Falcon 9 ready and vertical.

The Falcon 9 launch will take place at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, from 6:40am PT/9:40am ET. Falcon 9 booster B1058-5 will be landing on the autonomous drone ship, “Of Course I Still Love You”, in the Atlantic Ocean. It will be this particular booster’s fifth flight in a row.

The mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit. Onboard will be dozens of microsatellites and nanosatellites, from SpaceX’s government and commercial customers.

On Wednesday, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 booster, as part of its Starlink 16 mission, delivering another 60 satellites into space for the low-Earth orbit satellite internet solution.

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