SpaceX may conduct 3 rocket launches on Sunday

SpaceX plans to launch three rockets on Sunday, including two back-to-back Falcon 9 launches in Florida and, if weather permits, a Starship test flight in Texas.

The aerospace firm said they plan to launch their twelfth Starlink mission at 10:12 a.m. EST sending 60 Starlinks into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The second launch of Falcon 9 is expected to take place nine hours and six minutes later, taking off at 7:18 pm from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base and sending a SAOCOM 1B Spacecraft into orbit.

Both the Starlink and the SAOCOM 1B launches will be live-streamed.

SpaceX is also planning to launch Starship SN6 for a low-altitude test flight from Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted earlier in August that the company is preparing to do “several short hops to smooth out launch process, then go high altitude with body flaps.”

Although it’s unclear what time the Texas launch will take place — if it goes forward — Cameron County in Texas has announced highway closures before 8 a.m. And 8:00 p.m. CST “due to anticipated test launch activities for SpaceX.”

On Friday, Musk acknowledged the efforts for the multiple launches on Twitter, saying there was a “good chance something will slip, but, yeah, Sunday is intense.”

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