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SpaceX, SES Ready to Try Again

SpaceX, SES Ready to Try Again

After a series of delays due to ground equipment, range and weather issues, it looks like at least the weather will be cooperating in this evening’s launch attempt of the SpaceX SES-9 mission. According to the 45th Space Wing weather forecast, conditions are 90% go, with a marginal concern for cumulus clouds. At sea, a […]

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Know When to Hold’em: SpaceX Scrubs Again (Update)

Know When to Hold’em: SpaceX Scrubs Again (Update)

  After considering a Tuesday evening launch, SpaceX has now reset SES-9 to Friday due to wind shear at high altitudes. Pushing launch to Friday due to extreme high altitude wind shear. Hits like a sledgehammer when going up supersonic pic.twitter.com/Gr8T5upaLd — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 1, 2016 Original story: Sometimes, it just isn’t your […]

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SpaceX Orbcomm Delay Was Due to a Helium Leak

SpaceX Orbcomm Delay Was Due to a Helium Leak

Space News is reporting that the May 9th scrub of the SpaceX/Orbcomm launch scheduled for the following day was caused by a helium leak detected during the fueling procedure for a static test fire. The leak is apparently unrelated to a different problem which cropped up shortly before liftoff on April 14th, as the Falcon […]

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SpaceX Set for Good Friday Launch Attempt

SpaceX Set for Good Friday Launch Attempt

The oft delayed SpaceX CRS-3 launch to ISS has been reset for tomorrow, and a Good Friday launch attempt, one which will hopefully bring a bit more “good” than the previous SES-8 Thanksgiving Day attempt. ┬áThat flight also resulted in a delay, but ultimately culminated in a flawless first commercial flight to GTO for SpaceX […]

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