SpaceX, Orbcomm want to launch satellites in July

SpaceX, Orbcomm want to launch satellites in July

SpaceX, Orbcomm want to launch satellites in July

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX and Orbcomm are hoping that it can launch six commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral early next month.  Florida Today reports that the Air Force is reviewing a proposed July 14 launch date for approval. There is a backup date of July 15.

The companies are eventually trying to launch 17 Orbcomm satellites, after having to abort two previous attempts this month because of weather and technical issues.  The most recent attempt on June 22 was also scrubbed because of a rocket problem.

Orbcomm said in a statement on its website that the delay provides necessary time for the highest possible mission assurance and also allows for previously scheduled maintenance.

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