Orbcomm Launch Delayed


Saturday’s Orbcomm launch has been delayed due to unspecified problems which prevented SpaceX from performing a static test fire of the Falcon 9 booster on Thursday.

Orbcomm has released the following statement:

“Today’s attempt to perform the static firing test was stopped while the rocket was being fueled. Both the OG2 satellites and the rocket are in safe condition and will be rotated horizontal and rolled back into the integration facility. This will prevent us from launching this weekend. We will keep you posted on when the next launch attempt will take place but it’s likely to be later this month.”

Based on the statement, a Monday launch effort could still be in the offing, but after that the calendar at Cape Canaveral starts to get crowded.  A Delta IV is scheduled to lift off on either May 15 or 16, with an Atlas V launch following shortly thereafter on May 21st.


Posted in: SpaceX

About the Author:

Post a Comment