SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Pushed Back To Monday To Conduct More Tests
By Space Coast Daily // June 3, 2018
launching from Cape Canaveral's Pad 40
ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX successfully launched the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 on Friday, May 11 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – SpaceX released a statement on Thursday that the Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral has been pushed back, June 4, to conduct further testing on the second stage.
The launch was set to attempt liftoff on Friday, with a launch window set for 12:29 a.m.
A launch window for Monday’s launch has not officially been set, at this time.
SpaceX says the team is using additional time to perform pre-launch vehicle checks and tests.
“The rocket and payload are in good health,” said a spokesperson with SpaceX.
The Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying the SES 12 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg.
According to SpaceFlightNow, the SES 12 satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcast and other high-throughput communications services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia.
Launch coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV and SpaceCoastDaily.com
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