COVID-19 oxygen demand delaying launches from SpaceX and ULA (Click Orlando)

Click Orlando: COVID-19 oxygen demand delaying launches from SpaceX and ULA. “Despite a breakneck cadence of launches during the first half of the year, neither Cape Canaveral Space Force Station nor Kennedy Space Center have hosted a mission since June 30. Had the cadence held, the spaceport was well on its way to approaching a record-breaking 40 to 50 launches in 2021. But changing demands for oxygen have forced suppliers to prioritize hospitals overrun with COVID patients – and high-priority customers like launch providers are not immune to seeing their tanks slowly lose pressure.”

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