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A day of scrubs: No flights today for SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace or ULA – UPDATE

<! – CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today was not the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempting to start four missions ended everyone with the rockets and their payload safe – but on the ground. -> Jason Rhian December 18, 2018 Photo Credits: Blue Origin / Scott Schilke – Jeremy Beck – Ashly Cullumber for SpaceFlight Insider CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today was not the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempts to start separate missions stopped everyone with the rockets and their payload safe – but still on the ground. SpaceX had a Falcon 9 rocket that was ready and ready (with vice-president in the United States watching from nearby) to start but an "out of family" sensor reading at the first stage of the rocket called on heads of command to call today (December 18, 2018 ) try to send GPS SV01 ( Vespucci ) navigation satellite. Vice President Pence was at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to watch tomorrow's flight and commented on the scrambled attempt. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 will now be undergoing preparations to try again tomorrow. SpaceX has said that at the earliest they will try to get the payload on their way to the track will be Wednesday, 19 December 2018 at. 9:07 AM EST (14:07 GMT). Meanwhile, in Van Horn, Texas – Jeff Bezos Blue Origin had its own problems. The company's New Shepard launch vehicle had been packed, racked (with a…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today was not the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempting to start four missions ended everyone with the rockets and their payload safe – but on the ground.

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Photo Credits: Blue Origin / Scott Schilke – Jeremy Beck – Ashly Cullumber for SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today was not the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempts to start separate missions stopped everyone with the rockets and their payload safe – but still on the ground.

SpaceX had a Falcon 9 rocket that was ready and ready (with vice-president in the United States watching from nearby) to start but an “out of family” sensor reading at the first stage of the rocket called on heads of command to call today (December 18, 2018 ) try to send GPS SV01 ( Vespucci ) navigation satellite.

Vice President Pence was at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to watch tomorrow’s flight and commented on the scrambled attempt.

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 will now be undergoing preparations to try again tomorrow. SpaceX has said that at the earliest they will try to get the payload on their way to the track will be Wednesday, 19 December 2018 at. 9:07 AM EST (14:07 GMT).

Meanwhile, in Van Horn, Texas – Jeff Bezos Blue Origin had its own problems. The company’s New Shepard launch vehicle had been packed, racked (with a NASA payload) and piled in preparation for a flight at 9:30 AM EST (14:30 GMT). However, a basic infrastructure problem resulted in the mission being delayed.

If that was not enough, the launch of an Arianespace Soyuz-ST-A rocket with the French CSO-1 Defense Satellite was also delayed (for 24 hours). Scrubs day was not over with CSO-1.

The fourth and last launch of the day for a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NROL-71 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office – has been screwed. Scheduled for 5:57 pm. PST was called because of high winds. Colorado-based ULA issued the following statement:

The next launch attempt is scheduled for Wednesday, 19 December, from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The forecast indicates an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The targeted start time is 5:44 p.m. PST.

Tagged: ArianeSpace Blue Origin Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Elon Musk Falcon 9 GPS III GPS III SV01 Jeff Bezos Lead Stories Mike Pence Ny Shepard Space Launch Complex 40 SpaceX United States Air Force

Jason Rhian

Jason Rhian spent several years on to rent their skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for sales outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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