SpaceX expected to set new Falcon 9 launch date

February 15, 2016 – 02:57 am

File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad before a previous flight. Credit: SpaceXOfficials will likely set a new launch date Thursday for a SpaceX-owned commercial cargo craft that was expected to take off Friday heading for the International Space Station, according to sources familiar with launch preparations.

Managers were scheduled to meet to decide on a plan for the launch after SpaceX was unable to complete a preflight engine hotfire test Tuesday. The static fire test is a procedure SpaceX uses to verify the readiness of its Falcon 9 rocket and ground facilities for liftoff.

The nature of the problem during Tuesday’s static fire was not clear, and a SpaceX spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

After it initially appeared the launch could go ahead Friday or Saturday, sources confirmed late Wednesday that the liftoff might be postponed until late December or January.

The Falcon 9 rocket and SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship — already mounted on top of the launcher — will send up more than 2.5 tons of experiments and supplies to the space station’s six-person crew. The flight will be the fifth operational cargo delivery made by SpaceX under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA.

SpaceX plans to use the launch for an unprecedented attempt to recover the rocket’s 14-story first stage after it finishes its job to send the Dragon capsule on the way to the space station.

An ocean-going barge positioned in the Atlantic Ocean 200 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral is the target for the first stage, which will reignite its Merlin 1D engines three times to slow its speed and guide itself to a vertical touchdown.


Source: spaceflightnow.com

HUAHUI HUAHUI Helloween Design Terrible Pumpkin Light All Kind Of Special For Helloween Day Gift Cell Phone Cases For iPhone 6 No.1
Wireless (HUAHUI)
  • Designed only for iPhone 6,but not fit to iPhone 6 Plus.
  • 100% Fit to your best and lovely iPhone 6.
  • Printed on thin metal back using sublimation technology to offer long lasting design.
  • This Style Also Have Color White Case And Color Transparent.You can just choose what you want.Thank you.
  • We ship our products within two business days,but weekend.

You might also like:

3D Model of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy Rocket
3D Model of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy Rocket
SpaceX Falcon-9 Model Rocket launch, with on-board camera
SpaceX Falcon-9 Model Rocket launch, with on-board camera
Space-X Model Rocket Launch
Space-X Model Rocket Launch
Eastchina® New Fashion Style Super Light Weight Cute Kid Child Shock Proof EVA Foam Handle Stand Super Protection Convertible Protective Cover Case for Apple Ipad Mini 1 & Ipad Mini 2 & Ipad Mini 3 | Tv Green
Personal Computer (Eastchina)
  • Versatile and exciting, free-standing and kid-friendly case designed specifically for Apple iPad mini 1 & ipad mini 2 & ipad mini 3.
  • Constructed from impact-resistant polycarbonate and double-enforced with a shock absorbing silicone inner-sleeve. Corners feature double-thick silicone for outstanding...
  • uper Light Weight and durable Hazard Free Safe Material(Made of safe, non-toxic EVA foam)Perfect for Boys and Girls Alike. Raised screen bezel Edges for Extra Protection...
  • Excelled for school and classroom tasks. Fun Driven Convertible Stand Case Can Change in To A Handle for Easy Handling and Carrying Around (School/Home).
  • No-scratch microfiber interior adds comfort and an additional layer of protection.
LOCOMOLIFE LOCOMO Space Rocket Missile Launch Lift Blast Off Base Flying Table Desk Digital Alarm Clock
Home (LOCOMOLIFE)
  • Countdowns to blast off. Flashing LED lights on base
  • Backlight and Snooze function
  • Rocket launches on alarm and must be put back to the base to turn off alarm
  • Size: 6 x 5 x 9 / 15.5 x 12.5 x 23cm ; Power: 1 x AG13 coin cell and 4 x AA batteries (not included)
  • Color: Random
B&F-BuildPacks Lego Parts: Tile 1 x 2 with Arrow Short Yellow without Border Pattern "Space" (Pack of 2 - Black)
Toy (B&F-BuildPacks)
  • Released By Lego during 1994-2004 in 19 Sets
  • Found in the following Lego Sets: 6915 Warp Wing Fighter, 1789 Star Hawk II, 4855 Spider-Man s Train Rescue, 7315 Solar Explorer, 6160 Sea Scorpion, 6949 Robo-Guardian...
  • LEGO® Code: 3069bp21/Color: Printed Black Tile/Condition: New
  • Dimensions (in studs): 1 x 2
Eastchina® High Qualoty Safety Kids Child Ipad 2/ipad 3/ipad 4 Case | Freestanding Case Handle Stand Cover Case for Ipad 2/ipad 3/ipad 4 | Protective, Durable Kids Ipad Case Covers for Ipad 2/ipad 3/ipad 4 | Fashion Style Super Light Weight Ipad 2/ipad 3/ipad 4 Stand Cases | Cute Kids Child Shock Proof Handle Stand Ipad 2/ipad 3/ipad 4 Cover Cases | Super Protection Convertible Protective Cover Case for Apple Ipad 4 Ipad 4g Ipad 4th Generation Ipad with Retina Display Ipad 2,ipad 3 the New Ipad 4 (Rose)
Office Product (Eastchina)
  • Versatile and exciting, free-standing and kid-friendly case designed specifically for Apple ipad 2 / ipad 3 / ipad 4.
  • Constructed from impact-resistant polycarbonate and double-enforced with a shock absorbing silicone inner-sleeve. Corners feature double-thick silicone for outstanding...
  • Super Light Weight and durable Hazard Free Safe Material(Made of safe, non-toxic EVA foam)Perfect for Boys and Girls Alike. Raised screen bezel Edges for Extra Protection...
  • Excelled for school and classroom tasks. Fun Driven Convertible Stand Case Can Change in To A Handle for Easy Handling and Carrying Around (School/Home).

Related posts:

  1. SpaceX Launch DEC 3
  2. SpaceX Launch site
  3. SpaceX Launch Rocket
  4. SpaceX 3 Launch Video