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SpaceX, Blue Origin postpone Rocket is released again due to technical problems

Two back-to-back launches of SpaceX and Blue Origin have to wait a little longer for liftoff after technical issues, which forced both companies to cancel launch efforts as planned for today (December 19). It is the second day of launch for both companies. On Tuesday, a ground gear forced Blue Origin to cancel the attempt to suborb the launch of its New Shepard spacecraft from West Texas. A short time later, a sensor issue on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delayed the launch of a new GPS III navigation satellite to the US Air Force from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This morning, SpaceX representatives said the company is still studying the sensor problem as forced Tuesday's launch attempt. "Comparing today's launch with GPS III SV01 to further evaluate family scanning on first stage sensors will confirm a new launch date when they're ready," they said in a Twitter update . Meanwhile, Blue Origin is launching a Friday launch for its innovative New Shepard rocket and spacecraft. The rocket carries nine NASA-sponsored experiments in space, but will not enter a circulation, as New Shepard is built only for suborbital flights. "Still working through infrastructure issues and monitoring incoming weather in West Texas," Blue Origin Representatives wrote on Twitter . "Slating next launch window NET Friday, 12/21 pending further review." While the SpaceX and Blue Origin launches remain, two other missions will also be delayed Tuesday to try to launch today. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III…

Two back-to-back launches of SpaceX and Blue Origin have to wait a little longer for liftoff after technical issues, which forced both companies to cancel launch efforts as planned for today (December 19).

It is the second day of launch for both companies. On Tuesday, a ground gear forced Blue Origin to cancel the attempt to suborb the launch of its New Shepard spacecraft from West Texas. A short time later, a sensor issue on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delayed the launch of a new GPS III navigation satellite to the US Air Force from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

This morning, SpaceX representatives said the company is still studying the sensor problem as forced Tuesday’s launch attempt.

“Comparing today’s launch with GPS III SV01

to further evaluate family scanning on first stage sensors will confirm a new launch date when they’re ready,” they said in a Twitter update .

Meanwhile, Blue Origin is launching a Friday launch for its innovative New Shepard rocket and spacecraft. The rocket carries nine NASA-sponsored experiments in space, but will not enter a circulation, as New Shepard is built only for suborbital flights.

“Still working through infrastructure issues and monitoring incoming weather in West Texas,” Blue Origin Representatives wrote on Twitter . “Slating next launch window NET Friday, 12/21 pending further review.”

While the SpaceX and Blue Origin launches remain, two other missions will also be delayed Tuesday to try to launch today.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV01 navigation satellite for the US military is on the launch site before the 18th of December 2018 launch attempt from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Credit: SpaceX

A raid Arianespace Soyuz is scheduled to launch the CSO-1 spy satellite for the French military at. 11:37 AM EST (1637 GMT) from Guyas Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Later, the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches the American NROL-71 spy satellite from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 8:44 EST (0144 Dec. 20 GMT). Both lances were delayed Tuesday with unacceptably high winds over their respective launches.

You can watch the ULA launch live on Space.com, with permission of ULA, starting at 8:24 p.m. EST (0124 GMT).

Another space mission has already been successfully launched today: The Indian Space Research Organization successfully launched the GSAT-7A communications satellite at 10:40 AM EST (1040 GMT) from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India. The mission was launched on India’s upgraded Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle and is the third launch for India in just over a month, according to the Times of India.

Finally, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft will return to Earth with three members of the International Space Station crew tonight. Soyuz is due to be discharged from the space station at 8:42 pm. EST (0142 Dec. 20 GMT) and land in a distant region of Kazakhstan early tomorrow at. 12:03 AM EST (0503 GMT). You can see that Soyuz lands on Space.com today.

Email Tariq Malik at [email protected] or follow him @tariqjmalik . Follow us @Spacedotcom and Facebook . Originally published on Space.com .

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