SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch 10 Seconds Before Liftoff

SpaceX called off a satellite launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida only 10 seconds before liftoff this dusk (July 2) due to a technical emanate with a company’s Falcon 9 rocket.


“This is a mechanism cancel that happened during T-minus 10 seconds where we’re looking during a standing of a superintendence complement and a moody hardware that supports it,” John Insprucker, Falcon 9 principal formation engineer, pronounced during SpaceX’s launch webcast today. “It appears that something was out of limits. The mechanism stopped a countdown before we got into a engine-ignition sequence.” 

The subsequent launch event is tomorrow (July 3) during 7:37 p.m. EDT (2337 GMT). You can watch a launch live here on Space.com, pleasantness of SpaceX.

The rocket is still set to launch from KSC’s historic Pad 39A, and will symbol SpaceX’s third launch in 10 days. It will lift the Intelsat 35e communications satellite toward a geostationary movement circuit 22,300 miles (35,800 kilometers) above Earth.

Although SpaceX is famous for re-landing a Falcon 9’s initial theatre on a boat or alighting pad after launch — a association has successfully finished this 13 times to date — a Intelsat 35e goal devise does not embody a touchdown. The heavy satellite cargo and a high circuit meant a rocket will use too most fuel to keep adequate for landing.

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