2 rockets will be launched within 24 hours from Cape Canaveral this weekend

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — This will be a busy weekend on the Florida space coast.

Two rocket launches are scheduled within 24 hours of each other.

The first launch is expected on Saturday morning. It will be the United Launch Alliance (ULA), in which the Atlas V rocket will launch an American military spacecraft into orbit.

The launch window this Saturday opens at 16 hours and closes at 18:30 Moscow time.

On Sunday, SpaceX will launch the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with its next batch of Starlink satellites. The launch is scheduled for 11:53 Moscow time.

These two launches will take place ahead of the first SpaceX manned flight from the space coast since 2011.

Astronauts Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley will go down in history with their first Dragon capsule flight to the International Space Station in almost ten years.

The flight with the crew is scheduled for May 27, 2020 with a launch window at 21:33 GMT.


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