A Falcon 9 rocket and its load of several satellites will aim for blasting from Vandenberg's Air Force Base on…
A Falcon 9 rocket and its load of several satellites will aim for blasting from Vandenberg’s Air Force Base on Wednesday morning, while another booster has resigned to December.
Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, the Falcon 9 rocket launch was scheduled for November 19th from Space Launch Complex-4 at South Base.
But this weekend, SpaceX officials said the team needed more time to complete pre-flight inspections.
Messages as recommended seamen to stay away from the Vandenberg coastline have been issued for Wednesday, which signals the new date.
Liftoff is expected to take place between 10:30 and 11:00.
Falcon 9 will carry 64 small satellites for Spaceflight Industries Inc. for a mission called SSO-A or SmallSat Express.
At the same time, the United Launch Alliance has Delta IV Heavy rocket, once scheduled for November 29 launch, postponed one week.
The National Reconaissance Office said the mission of clandestine cargo will shoot for December 7th.
Delta IV Heavy starts from the Space Launch Complex-6 at South Base.
Due to the highest secret spacecraft aboard the booster, the launch has not been released.