Falcon 9 Launch From Cape Scrubbed Again

By  //  June 21, 2014

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NO WORD YET ON THE NEXT LAUNCH DATE

Livestream Coverage of Falcon 9 Launch From Cape

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: SpaceX has once again scrubbed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket that was scheduled to liftoff at 5:46 p.m. today.

UPDATE: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:50 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – SpaceX has once again scrubbed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket that was scheduled to liftoff at 5:46 p.m. today.

There’s no word yet on the new launch date.

STAY TUNED TO SPACECOASTDAILY.COM FOR UPDATES

UPDATE: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – SpaceX and ORBCOMM has confirmed the launch window of a Falcon 9 rocket will open for 5:46 p.m. today.

The launch was scrubbed Friday because of technical issues.

UPDATE: Friday, June 20, 2014

SpaceX aborted the launch of a Falcon 9 on Friday due to technical issues with the rocket’s upper stage propellant tanks. 

The launch could be rescheduled as soon as Saturday, with the launch window opening at 5:46 p.m.

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION –  SpaceX will attempt to launch the ORBCOMM OG2 Mission 1 on Friday, June 20 aboard their Falcon 9 rocket from launch pad SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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SpaceX will launch the ORBCOMM OG2 Mission 1 on Friday, June 20 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from launch pad SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The launch window opens at 6:08 p.m. EDT. Live launch webcast will begin here at about 5:35 p.m. EDT.

A back-up date of Saturday, June 21 has been also scheduled.

SpaceX delayed the launch last Sunday of the Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of six Orbcomm commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 40, indicating that more testing was needed on one of the six satellites.

FIRST ROCKET COMPLETELY DEVELOPED IN 21st CENTURY

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

SpaceX delayed the launch last Sunday of the Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of six Orbcomm commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 40 indicating that more testing was needed on one of the six satellites.

SpaceX delayed the launch last Sunday of the Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of six Orbcomm commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 40 indicating that more testing was needed on one of the six satellites.

As the first rocket completely developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 was designed from the ground up for maximum reliability.

Falcon 9’s simple two-stage configuration minimizes the number of separation events — and with nine first-stage engines, it can safely complete its mission even in the event of an engine shutdown.

Falcon 9 made history in 2012 when it delivered Dragon into the correct orbit for rendezvous with the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first commercial company ever to visit the station.

Since then SpaceX has made a total of three flights to the space station, both delivering and returning cargo for NASA.

Falcon 9, along with the Dragon spacecraft, was designed from the outset to deliver humans into space and under an agreement with NASA, SpaceX is actively working toward that goal.


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