Wasn't SpaceX Supposed To Launch Friday? | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.29.16

Airborne 08.30.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.29.16

Airborne 08.30.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

Sun, Feb 12, 2006

Wasn't SpaceX Supposed To Launch Friday?

Launch Scrubbed Over Unidentified Problem

Once again, the scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon 1 vehicle was scrubbed Friday, after an as-yet unidentified problem cropped up during a pre-launch countdown test on Kwajalein Atoll that included a brief firing of the rocket's engine.

"We were very happy to be able to execute a flight countdown all the way to lighting the engine," said SpaceX founder Elon Musk on the company's website. "Although there wasn't a launch this time, we made a lot of progress refining the rocket and launch pad -- all work that needed to be done anyway."

SpaceX representatives told Aero-News the rocket was lowered from its launchpad Friday night for further investigation into the anomaly.

Friday's delay marked the third time SpaceX has had to scrub the planned first launch of its rocket, which the company hopes will one day provide satellite customers with a privately-funded alternative to NASA.

Sources at SpaceX report it will likely be two to four weeks before the company tries again.

While such delays are no doubt discouraging to the SpaceX team, Musk has pointed out many times delays are the nature of the rocket biz -- not just for start-ups like SpaceX, but also for established programs such as Boeing's Delta program.

Meanwhile, it looks like the SpaceX crew will again get to spend some quality time on Omalek... where the temperature was a balmy 83 degrees Saturday.

FMI: www.spacex.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.29.16: sUAS Rules Get REAL, Pilots To The Rescue, ISS Update

Also: AA MD-80s, A320 Birdstrike, SWA Picketed, Randy Babbitt, STEREO Mission, Prince Harry v Poachers, ANA Dreamliners August 29 is a big day as it relates to recreational and non>[...]

Cheesy--Or Just Plain Dishonest? FlyQ Email Suggests ForeFlight Offer--But Isn't

Recent E-Mailing Suggests One Product... But Is Actually Something Else Altogether ANN has made much of the fact that we, as a community, need to be able to depend on one another a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.16): Advisory Frequency

The appropriate frequency to be used for Airport Advisory Service.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.30.16)

“we’ve reached another significant milestone. With the small UAS rule now in effect, the commercial drone industry is cleared for takeoff.” Source: AUVSI presiden>[...]

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at al>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC