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SpaceX attempt at historic landing delayed

SpaceX has aborted the first orbital launch of Tuesday to re-supply cargo to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


SpaceX attempt at historic landing delayed

Florida: SpaceX has aborted the first orbital launch of Tuesday to re-supply cargo to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

 

The next possible attempt has been rescheduled for Friday, at 5:09am EST as per NASA.

 

The California-based private spaceflight company was attempting to do something unusual in this mission, as this time it had aimed for a vertical test landing of a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, topped by a Dragon capsule that's loaded with essential supplies on a barge in the Atlantic. 

If the actuator issue can be resolved by Friday, the mission would be the first since an Antares rocket operated by rival Orbital Sciences Corp. exploded in October, as well as a SpaceX postponement last month.

SpaceX's goal is development of fully reusable rockets but Elon Musk predicts a 50-50 chance of success at best. 

 

From Zee News

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