SpaceX mishap report still "under review" by FAA, which has not yet issued a launch license for Iridium return-to-flight mission.
This isn't from us, but the above reference to delays with Static Fire could make this fit:https://twitter.com/VincentLamigeon/status/816656697708187648#SpaceX Falcon 9 return to flight finally planned on Monday Jan 9th, a little bird told me. Backup dates Jan 11 & 12th--
"The FAA has not yet issued a license to SpaceX for a launch in January," the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. "The FAA continues to work closely with SpaceX as they conduct the investigation and prepare for future Falcon 9 launches."
Just got this statement from the FAA. A launch license for SpaceX's Iridium NEXT launch has been granted:
Iridium is excited to share we're planned to launch on Monday, Jan 9 at 10:22am PST weather permitting. bit.ly/2iZ7mCE #IridiumNEXT
Looks like we're good to go for Monday! Payload/rocket mating underway; we'll just have to see about the weather. Anti-rain dances, anyone?
Per the Twitter rumors, SpaceX's new launch date for Falcon 9/Iridium is NET January 14 via our sources. Not official as SpaceX or Iridium need to say it.
This fella's got a big inside track on this one. He absolutely knew before I did:https://twitter.com/VincentLamigeon
Precision : Jan 14th is the best case scenario, according to #Iridium
@apkJeremyK @BrandongTurner Vanderberg Air Force base availability is another issue