Categories: world

Weather and technical issues forced several launchers Tuesday, but …

Enlarge / SpaceX held its Falcon 9 launch with 7 minutes, 1 second left in the countdown.] SpaceX webcast Tuesday had the potential to be a pretty fantastic day with rocket launches, with SpaceX, Arianespace and the United Launch Alliance all the way to its final orbital mission in 201 9. Blue Origin also said it was intended to fly the tenth commissioned by its New Shepard Launch system from western Texas. But on early Tuesday Mother Nature and rocketry had complex other ideas. At about 8:00 ET, Arianespace said the scruffy launch of a Russian-made Soyuz launched vehicles from Guyas Space Center in South America due to "high altitude wind conditions". The launch has been driven back one day in the hope of better weather. Shortly afterwards, Blue Origin said it interrupted Tuesday's New Shepard launch due to a basic infrastructure issue. "The vehicle is in good condition", The company tweeted . "Stand up for updates when we see how the weather looks like tomorrow." Then, just before 9:30 ET, after it had been within 10 minutes after the liftoff, the SpaceX scrubbed the launch attempt with its Falcon 9 rocket due to a first stage fuel temperature problem. "The SpaceX team lasted a while because a family read the first scene sensors," the company tweeted . "Vehicles and payload remain healthy, the next launch attempt is tomorrow." It left the United Launch Alliance and its Delta IV Heavy rocket, scheduled to launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base…

 SpaceX held its Falcon 9 launch with 7 minutes, 1 second left in the countdown.

Enlarge / SpaceX held its Falcon 9 launch with 7 minutes, 1 second left in the countdown.

] SpaceX webcast

Tuesday had the potential to be a pretty fantastic day with rocket launches, with SpaceX, Arianespace and the United Launch Alliance all the way to its final orbital mission in 201

9. Blue Origin also said it was intended to fly the tenth commissioned by its New Shepard Launch system from western Texas.

But on early Tuesday Mother Nature and rocketry had complex other ideas.

At about 8:00 ET, Arianespace said the scruffy launch of a Russian-made Soyuz launched vehicles from Guyas Space Center in South America due to “high altitude wind conditions”. The launch has been driven back one day in the hope of better weather.

Shortly afterwards, Blue Origin said it interrupted Tuesday’s New Shepard launch due to a basic infrastructure issue. “The vehicle is in good condition”, The company tweeted . “Stand up for updates when we see how the weather looks like tomorrow.”

Then, just before 9:30 ET, after it had been within 10 minutes after the liftoff, the SpaceX scrubbed the launch attempt with its Falcon 9 rocket due to a first stage fuel temperature problem. “The SpaceX team lasted a while because a family read the first scene sensors,” the company tweeted . “Vehicles and payload remain healthy, the next launch attempt is tomorrow.”

It left the United Launch Alliance and its Delta IV Heavy rocket, scheduled to launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at. 20:57 ET (01:57 UTC) Wednesday). Unfortunately, weather conditions were not promising on the west coast, with only 20 percent risk of “go” conditions.

But all these scrubbers set the possibility of an even bigger launch day on Wednesday (weather permits, of course!). It is due to India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 is also planning to launch a satellite satellite communications satellite on Wednesday from Satish Dhawan Space Center.

Theoretically, we were able to see the following launches for a day from Tuesday evening to Wednesday: 19659012] Delta IV Heavy 8:57 pm Tuesday (01:57 AM UTC Wednesday)

  • GSLV Mk. 9:30 ET (14:30 UTC)
  • New Shepard (calculated)
  • Soyuz 11:37 ET ET (16:37 UTC)

Of course, about Delta IV Heavy scrubs on Tuesday night, it would probably roll over 24 hours, so we could still have the potential for five launches in 24 hours. But again weather and vehicles must work together. Was it happening at this time of the year, it would really be a Festivus miracle.

Share
Published by
Faela