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Launch of CRS-7 slips to NET Sunday, June 28

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Commercial Resupply Services 6 launch Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 photo credit Michael Howard SpaceFlight Insider

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and its payload of a Dragon automated cargo vessel on the seventh operational flight under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract will have to wait a couple more days before launch. This slip was apparently caused in order to accomplish the work required to get the booster and spacecraft ready for flight.

This report came from Florida Today’s James Dean via Twitter. The launch had been scheduled to launch on June 26, but has been pushed back to no-earlier-than (NET) Sunday, June 28, at 10:21 a.m. EST (14:21 GMT).

The $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract that SpaceX has with NASA requires that the Hawthorne, California-based company conduct some 14 flights to the International Space Station carrying cargo, oxygen, and crew supplies. After the CRS-7 mission, SpaceX will have reached the “halfway” mark in terms of the number of flights that it has to conduct under the first CRS contract.



Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

Reader Comments

CRS was a great contract for NASA…

Anyone know if they will try to land the booster on the barge?

George H Worthington

Yes they will.
They will be using a different Barge than before since they have sent, their oldest barge, Just Read the Instructions through the Panama Canal.
I have gone to Canaveral to watch the last two reusable launches and taken pictures of the barges afterwards.
I feel lucky about this one 🙂
3 is the charm.

can’t wait to see your photo’s dude!

George, how do you know that they sent the Marmac 300 to California and not the new Marmac 303?

George H Worthington

Check #bargeX on tweeter.
I was told by guys that track the barge on tweeter that they saw some video of the deck as it went through the canal. Also the newer barge has been videoed in jacksonville recently.

@Avron_P on tweeter keeps a close eye on the barges


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