24 launches scheduled at Cape Canaveral this year

January 14, 2015 3:23 AM

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Up to 24 launches are planned from Cape Canaveral in 2015, thanks to jam-packed manifests for SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to send up satellites for the U.S. military, NASA and commercial telecom operators, an Air Force official said Tuesday.

If all the missions go off as scheduled, the cramped launch calendar would make Cape Canaveral the world’s busiest spaceport this year, according to Col. Thomas Falzarano, commander of the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Operations Group headquartered at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

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