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Rocket Report: May 16th & 17th

Updated: May 15, 2020

This weeks Rocket Report has record breaking scheduled launches happening this Saturday and Sunday within 20 hours apart. Currently, the closest back to back launch on the East Coast is recorded at 34 hours which hasn't been broken in over 30 years.

Saturday May 16th

When: 8:24 AM EDT

Where: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Rocket: Atlas V 501

Mission: OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch Atlas V 501 rocket as part of the OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7) mission, the sixth flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle will be unmanned reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing.

Sunday May 17th

When: 3:53 AM EDT

Rocket: Falcon 9 Block 5

Mission: Starlink 7

Starlink is an assemblage of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation, SpaceX's project, for space-based Internet communication system. Falcon 9 is a two-staged rocket produced by SpaceX that's designed for the safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

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