WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in December, SpaceX said that a static fire test was set to verify the readiness of the Falcon 9 rocket.
Static fire test looks good. Pending data review, will aim to launch Sunday.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 19 декабря 2015
The launch of 11 OG2 satellites is part of satellite operator Orbcomm 's second and final OG2 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
In June, SpaceX’s CRS-7 Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship with supplies for the International Space Station exploded just three minutes after it lifted off from Cape Canaveral. According to Musk, the space vessel exploded due to an overpressure in the liquid oxygen tank.