The first Falcon 9 rocket ball "Block 5" of & # 39; SpaceX is on the launch pad in the Air Force Station & # 39; Cape Canaveral in Florida before his second mission at 6 & # 39; August 2018. The same rocket will lift the third time not before 1 & # 39; December, 2018.
SpaceX again & # 39 others, delayed the launch of the historic historical mission SSO-A, which was scheduled to launch 64 small satellites on rocket Falcon 9 twice used Wednesday (28 & # 39; November).
Called "SSO A: SmallSat Express", the mission was scheduled to remove from Vandenberg Air Force Base in & # 39; California on Falcon 9 rocket at 1:31 p.m. EST (1831 GMT) before landing on hairless ship in the Pacific Ocean. If eventually successful, this is the third launch and landing & # 39; this Falcon 9 booster rocket "Block 5" – a historic first for the Rockets reusable SpaceX.
But now, the rocket and its cut & # 39; small satellites will be based on the ground until at least Saturday (December 1), according to the 30th Space Wing & # 39; Air & # 39; in the United States & # 39; Vandenberg. "The launch SpaceX Falcon 9 SSO-A is delayed because of the weather," the 30th Space Wing wrote on Facebook. [SpaceX’s 1st ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 Rocket: The Launch Photos]
SpazjuX later added f & # 39; tweet the iscrub was due to extreme winds & # 39; altitude, and that the company would announce a date & # 39; new launch "once confirmed with the range".
The attempt & # 39; & # 39 launch; Wednesday of & # 39; Spotsflight SSO-A from Vandenberg Air Force Base is not currently go due to extreme winds of & # 39; high altitude breaking the Gaza requirements. The vehicles and cargo are b & # 39; health. Will announce date & # 39; new launch once confirmed with Gaza.
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) 28 & # 39; November 2018
This is the second time in & # 39; this month the SSO-A mission has been removed; attempt & # 39; earlier launch, on 19 & # 39; November, was postponed "to conduct an additional supplementary inspections", said the official & # 39; SpaceX. SpaceX still ħarġx statement on today's delay.
Not only SSO A task make history by launching rocket and download again & # 39; using the third time, but it will also be the largest mission & # 39; Ride to launch on US rocket, according to Spaceflight, provider of mission management.
SpaceX x & # 39; probably make an update on the SSO-A mission on Twitter once confirmed date & # 39; new launch, and you & # 39; follow 30 Space Wing on Facebook for additional updates and weather event once selected date / time new.
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