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SpaceX plans to launch every two or three weeks once Florida pad is running

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SpaceX plans to increase its launch rate to one every two or three weeks once it starts using a new Florida launch pad.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said that launch rate should be possible once it starts flying out of Launch Complex 39A, the former shuttle pad that SpaceX has been renovating.

The company made similar predictions about its launch rate a year ago, and for a time last year was launching every few weeks prior to a September pad explosion that grounded the Falcon 9 until last month.

SpaceX is also working to repair the Cape Canaveral pad damaged in the explosion, with a projected repair cost “far less than half” the estimated $100 million cost of a new pad. [Reuters]


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