SpaceX announced Monday that the next launch attempt for the company’s Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for Thursday night, following back-to-back scrubbed launch attempts last week. The 90-minute launch window opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT Thursday (0230 GMT Friday) for the first dedicated launch for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.
A day-and-a-half after launching from Virginia aboard an Antares rocket, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply ship loaded with nearly 7,600 pounds of experiments and provisions arrived at the International Space Station on Friday. Astronaut Anne McClain captured the Cygnus spacecraft with the space station’s Canadian-built robotic arm at 5:28 a.m. EDT (0928 GMT).
SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off Thursday with the Arabsat 6A communications satellite. The world’s most powerful operational launcher lifted off from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT), and its three first stage boosters landed less than 10 minutes later — two back at Cape Canaveral and one on a drone ship at sea.