After successfully completing two missions last weekend, SpaceX is already set to launch another Falcon 9 on Sunday. It’ll launch a rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center utilizing a new booster. SpaceX is planning to launch after 7:36 p.m. ET. It has a backup time scheduled for Monday.
Unlike with other recent missions, the rocket isn’t going to be recovered. Because the Intelsat-35E payload is so large (13,000 lbs) and SpaceX has to get it to 22,000 to 26,000 miles above Earth’s surface, there won’t be enough fuel remaining to attempt a landing.
The company has already carried out more Falcon 9 missions part way through 2017 than during any other full year since its founding.