CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX has pushed behind a initial launch of a U.S troops satellite for Monday (May 1) after a sensor emanate triggered a 24-hour check on Sunday (April 30).
Liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a personal satellite for a National Reconnaissance Office is now targeted between 7 and 9 a.m. EDT (1100 and 1300 GMT) from a Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX was 52 seconds divided from liftoff on Sunday when a sensor emanate with a rocket’s initial theatre triggered a hold. [Watch: How SpaceX Is Getting Into Military Launches]
“Out of an contentment of counsel we motionless to dumpy a launch,” pronounced SpaceX commentator John Federspiel, a lead automatic pattern operative during a company.
The goal will be a 34th for SpaceX, though its first dedicated moody for a U.S. military.
The sly NRO, that operates the nation’s network of view satellites, purchased a launch around a agreement with Ball Aerospace, group mouthpiece Karen Furgerson pronounced on Sunday.
SpaceX also has won dual contracts with a Air Force to launch Global Positioning System satellites in 2018 and 2019. The company, owned and operated by Elon Musk, has a reserve of some-more than 70 missions, value some-more than $10 billion.
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