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Old October 9 2012, 12:28 PM   #221
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Re: SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space stat

Wanderlust wrote: View Post
Engine Blows Up, rocket sucessfully completes mission.

Though it looks like the secondary payload is in trouble. (The Orbcomm satellite)
The payload was successfully put in orbit and deployed, which I hope means that ORBCOMM will proceed with the bigger payloads they have planned. It's only the orbit that sucks, which might render the satellite useless, but that appears to have been done by design... somewhat. SpaceX managed to launch the Falcon 9 and Dragon flawlessly again, yet they chose to proceed with a mission that would put one of its payloads in jeopardy even on a successful mission. It sounds weird, but if their objective was only a demonstration, I guess it can still count as success. Or can it?
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