SpaceX has a weekend launch doubleheader planned for Cape Canaveral on Sunday that, pending weather, could send up two rockets mere hours apart.
Up first is a morning Starlink launch scheduled for 10:12 a.m., followed by a satellite launch for Argentina about nine hours later at 7:19 p.m. It would be one of the quickest turnaround times of back-to-back launches for the private spaceflight company.
Both satellite loads will ride atop a Falcon 9 rocket but will take off from different pads. The first will take off from Kennedy Space Center’s launch complex 39A and the second farther south from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s launch complex 40.
It’s a toss-up whether either rocket will get off the ground, though. The 45th Weather Squadron has the forecast for Starlink at only 40% “go,” citing thick clouds that could pose a problem. Weather for the evening launch, which will carry a SAOCOM 1B satellite for Argentina’s space agency, doesn’t look good either and is only 50% “go.”