Date: 5 months ago   Category: Space

SpaceX for the third time postponed missile launch of Falcon 9


Start did not take place because of bad weather. The Falcon 9 rocket and the satellite are in good condition, claim in SpaceX. The SpaceX company transferred missile launch of Falcon 9 onboard which there is a first of a series of the navigation GPS satellites of the third generation of the U.S. Air Force to the third time. The company reported about it on Twitter on Thursday, December 20. "For today everything is cancelled because of (adverse) weather. The carrier with freight are in good condition. We study the following optimum opportunity for start. We will announce new date of start after confirmation on the ground", – it is said in the statement of SpaceX. The GPS III satellite has to strengthen group from 31 operating satellites of the USA. The device of the third generation is developed to transfer information on arrangement, navigation and time three times more precisely and by eight times by higher noise stability. According to SpaceX, GPS III has to play "an important role in ensuring defense". Standing down today due to weather. Vehicle and payload remain in good health. Working toward the next best launch opportunity; will announce a new launch date once confirmed on the Range. pic.twitter.com/OZaPqaTOFw — SpaceX (@SpaceX) on December 20, 2018. As it was reported, missile launch of Falcon 9 with the satellite had to take place on December 18. However in seven minutes prior to start because of the found anomaly it was cancelled. SpaceX postponed it to December 19. But the rocket did not manage to be started because of emergency indications of sensors at the first step of the carrier rocket again. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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