Rocket launch scrubbed, tech­ni­cal is­sues blamed

The Washington Times Daily - - Business -

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.

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