Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SpaceX delays launch

SpaceX canceled its early morning rocket launch of a Falcon 9 and its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, citing a last minute malfunction. NASA said the SpaceX team at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., had detected an "actuator drift," causing the launch to be scrubbed. The next possible launch time is Friday. The launch included a plan to have the launch vehicle land vertically on a platform on a barge-like vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Jacksonville, Fla. The problem was with the second stage, not the stage that will land on the platform. (Source: multiple, including Los Angeles Times, CNN, 01/06/15) Previous