Rocket launch scrubbed, technical issues blamed
CAPE CANAVERAL | A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications is still sitting on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The privately owned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has experienced several technical issues this year and two attempts to launch on Thanksgiving were aborted. SpaceX says it will try again in a few days to launch the 7,000-pound satellite into geostationary orbit.
The launch was originally scheduled for early this year, but was scrubbed. More glitches kept it on the ground Monday, and permission to launch Tuesday or Wednesday was withheld due to heavy Thanksgiving air traffic.