SCRUBBED: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Intelsat 35e From Kennedy Space Center Has Been Scrubbed
By Space Coast Daily // July 2, 2017
Next Launch Window targeted for Monday, July 3, at 7:37 p.m. ET
ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch of Intelsat 35e was scrubbed Sunday night after SpaceX stated,” Guidance abort issued just before liftoff; standing down for today. Vehicle and payload are healthy.”
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch of Intelsat 35e was scrubbed Sunday night after SpaceX stated,” Guidance abort issued just before liftoff; standing down for today. Vehicle and payload are healthy.”
Next launch opportunity is targeted for Monday, July 3, at Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch complex 39a.
Launch window is set to open at 7:37 p.m. ET.
Launch coverage can be seen here on Space Coast Daily TV
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch Intelsat 35e, a communication satellite for parts of the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.
The satellite is delivering high performance service to areas which may have more disruptive weather patterns.
SpaceX is not planning a landing for the first stage of the rocket during this particular launch.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches with the purchase of a launch transportation/viewing ticket.
Availability of viewing opportunities and locations is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval.
Launch viewing opportunities for Intelsat 35e are available at the following locations:
– The main visitor complex – outside of Space Shuttle Atlantis®, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers from launch pad – included with daily admission
– Apollo/Saturn V Center – approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad – $20 in addition to daily admission
Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting launch of Intelsat 35e from Pad 39A in Florida on Sunday, July 2. pic.twitter.com/MYp5T154Gh
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 30, 2017
Tickets for launch viewing at Apollo/Saturn V Center are currently available online.
The main visitor complex viewing area is included with daily admission. Both locations offer bleacher seating and launch commentary, and have access to restrooms, dining and souvenirs.
After arriving and parking at the visitor complex, launch viewing/transportation ticket holders are transported by bus from inside the main visitor complex to these special viewing areas at Kennedy Space Center, behind NASA’s gates.
Security protocol requires that all ticket holders must be transported by only visitor complex tour buses to these secure facilities.
Bus boarding for launch viewing/transportation ticket holders begins three hours before the scheduled launch time as it takes time to load and transport ticket holders by bus.
Kennedy Space Center contributed to this report
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