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CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — After three days of testing, SpaceX said they’re ready to launch a rocket Sunday, their first since a summer accident grounded its Falcon line of rockets.
The company conducted a test-firing of its rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday. In the end, chief executive Elon Musk said the engine firing appeared to go well and that, pending a review, a launch attempt would occur Sunday night.
Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted out an update Saturday.
Currently looking good for a Sunday night (~8pm local) attempted orbital launch and rocket landing at Cape Canaveral
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2015
SpaceX’s rockets have been grounded since one failed during liftoff in June. The accident occurred on a space station supply run for NASA. The upcoming flight will involve a satellite delivery for OrbComm. If it goes well, flights for NASA could resume in February.
The company will attempt, again, to land the spent first-stage booster.
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