Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Falcon 1 News: Test On The 9th - Go On The 10th!

There's new information out of the SpaceX camp on Falcon 1's maiden flight schedule.

Of major note, SpaceX will conduct a full systems test on February 9th, up to and including a short test firing of the main engine on the pad. If all goes well, the launch will go as scheduled February 10th, with a launch window from 1 to 7PM PST.

If you haven't already, now is great time to take a look at the Falcon's Maiden Flight Overview PDF. There's your requisite background on SpaceX and DARPA, and of course the fascinating technical information on the Falcon itself. Last but not least there are many inspiring pictures to get you prepped for this historic launch!

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