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SpaceX, Blue Origin-delay high-profile rocket launches

Bad weather and last minute technical night triggered launch delays for three high-profile rockets on Tuesday, including an attempt by SpaceX to launch a next-generation navigation satellite and another of Blue Origin to send their new Shepard space ship on a sub-orbit flight with 10 NASA-sponsored experiments. In addition, Arianespace, the European consortium marketing French-built Ariane and Russian-built Soyuz boosters, must interrupt a Soyuz launch from French Guiana because of high winds. The delays were set on a particularly hectic day Wednesday when Arianespace and SpaceX plan to try again, followed by landing a spacecraft in Russia in Kazakhstan on Wednesday night, bringing three crew members home from the International Space Station after a 1 96-day mission. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a next generation navigation satellite was landed Tuesday due to a last minute technical snag. Another launch test is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:07. SpaceX SpaceX was a few minutes from the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station when a team was ordered due to temperature problems with liquid oxygen and photogenic fuels in the first stage of the booster. The long-awaited flight had already slipped to almost the end of the available launch window due to high upper level winds when the problem was wrecked. There was not enough time left in the window to fix the issue, so the launch was delayed at 9:07 AM on Wednesday. Onboard: The first in a series of more powerful navigation satellites from…

Bad weather and last minute technical night triggered launch delays for three high-profile rockets on Tuesday, including an attempt by SpaceX to launch a next-generation navigation satellite and another of Blue Origin to send their new Shepard space ship on a sub-orbit flight with 10 NASA-sponsored experiments.

In addition, Arianespace, the European consortium marketing French-built Ariane and Russian-built Soyuz boosters, must interrupt a Soyuz launch from French Guiana because of high winds.

The delays were set on a particularly hectic day Wednesday when Arianespace and SpaceX plan to try again, followed by landing a spacecraft in Russia in Kazakhstan on Wednesday night, bringing three crew members home from the International Space Station after a 1

96-day mission.  121818-spacex.jpg "height =" 347 "width =" 620 "class =" lazyload "data-srcset =" https://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/ 2018/12/18 / 04399ead-b691-45a6-8b9c-681e5571 de15 / thumbnail / 620x347 / de790850fc278fb6d9e2d46e9082c748 / 121818-spacex.jpg 1x, https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2018/12/18/04399ead-b691 -45a6-8b9c-681e5571de15 / thumbnail / 1240x694 /5ae7e4909e6d0301d26636c43f0ed159/121818-spacex.jpg 2x "srcset =" data: image / svg + xml,% 3Csvg% 20xmlns% 3D & # 39; http% 3A% 2F% 2Fwww.w3. org% 2F2000% 2Fsvg% 20viewBox% 3D% 0% 200% 20620% 20347% 2F% 3E & # 39; /> </span><figcaption class=A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a next generation navigation satellite was landed Tuesday due to a last minute technical snag. Another launch test is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:07.

SpaceX

SpaceX was a few minutes from the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station when a team was ordered due to temperature problems with liquid oxygen and photogenic fuels in the first stage of the booster. The long-awaited flight had already slipped to almost the end of the available launch window due to high upper level winds when the problem was wrecked.

There was not enough time left in the window to fix the issue, so the launch was delayed at 9:07 AM on Wednesday. Onboard: The first in a series of more powerful navigation satellites from Global Positioning System built by Lockheed Martin.

Vice President Mike Pence was at hand a nearby Kennedy Space Center to launch the launch and calm space worker, he understood the importance of ensuring that all systems are “going” before billing half a billion dollars.

“The most important thing is that we get it rocket safely and safely and it achieves its mission,” he said. “I know this bird is flying and when it flies, it will make a difference to the security and prosperity of the American people. The job is well done.”

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NASA

Pence took the opportunity to update the Trump Administration’s plans to create a United States Space Force saying that the President creates a new space command to monitor all nations’ activities in space arena.

“President Trump will steer the Department of Defense to establish a fighting commander who will monitor all our military activities in space,” said Pence. “US Space Command will integrate space capabilities across all branches of the military, it will develop space learning, tactics, technologies and procedures that will enable our warriors to defend our nation in this new era.”

Two and a half hours after the SpaceX launch Wednesday, Arianespace plans to make another attempt to increase a French military surveillance satellite in circulation from its French Guiana airport.

Russian recovery forces in Kazakhstan, however, pushed forward with preparations for the planned relocation and landing of the spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 / 55S, which transports vehicle chief Sergey Prokopyev, air engineer Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón Chancellor back to earth.

The crew plans to get rid of the space station at 7:40 pm On Wednesday, expedition 58 leaves the master Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain behind aboard the laboratory complex. If all goes well, Soyuz lands near the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, around 12:04 PM Thursday.

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