SpaceX Dragon Supply Mission to Dock with ISS on Saturday, Starlink Mission Set for Sunday

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SpaceX launched its Dragon spaceship on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday evening and autonomous docking is set to take place on Saturday, July 16 at roughly 11:20 am EST.

Falcon 9 launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Thursday evening. It was another flawless launch and landing by Falcon 9. You can see the replay below:

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SpaceX announced on Friday afternoon it is targeting Sunday, July 17 for a Falcon 9 launch of 53 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, at 10:50 am ET, with a backup opportunity on Monday at 10:28 am ET.

This particular Falcon 9 booster previously launched Dragon’s first crew demonstration mission, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, SXM-7, and nine Starlink missions.