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SpaceX to begin its 2021 launch campaign Thursday evening – Ars Technica

This launch continues the trend of SpaceX using increasingly experienced first stages.

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Enlarge/ A Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch the Turksat 5A mission.
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SpaceX will seek to kick off what promises to be a busy year of launches on Thursday evening, when a Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the Turksat 5A communications satellite. The 3.4-ton satellite will be deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit.
The launch will take place from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission has a four-hour launch…

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