Falcon 9 next generation v1.1 rolls to pad at Vandenberg

Next Generation Falcon 9 with fairing image: SpaceX 9-9-13

Next Generation Falcon 9 with fairing image: SpaceX 9-9-13

Great photo!

Elon Musk tweeted this picture last night with the caption: “First of next gen Falcon 9 rockets rolls out to the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force”

he also tweeted this caution:

“Upcoming Falcon 9 demo has a lot of new technology, so the probability of failure is significant”

Current Launch window: September 15th 1600-1800 GMT (12-2 p.m. EDT; 9-11 a.m. PDT)
carrying the Cassiope satellite for the Canadian Space Agency

 Latest Tweet by Elon Musk:

“Full thrust achieved on 2 sec static fire,” – “Some anomalies to be investigated, so launch date tbd [to be determined].”

F9 on pad for static fire

F9 on pad for static fire

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