SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Aborted

By A. Muir Ellsmore, Epoch Times
May 11, 2018 10:52 am Last Updated: May 11, 2018 1:41 pm

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket was shutdown seconds before the scheduled launch. The launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida  was automatically canceled by an automatic abort code with 59 seconds remaining. The Falcon 9 was set to carry the Bangladeshi communications satellite Bangabandhu 1 to orbit, however, systems will be checked and the launch will be rescheduled for Friday, May 11.

SpaceX provided an update from Twitter, “Standing down today due to a standard ground system auto abort at T-1 min. Rocket and payload are in good health—teams are working towards tomorrow’s backup launch opportunity at 4:14 p.m. EDT, or 20:14 UTC.”

According to SpaceX, “Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. Falcon 9 is the first orbital class rocket capable of reflight. SpaceX believes rocket reusability is the key breakthrough needed to reduce the cost of access to space and enable people to live on other planets.”