After successfully completing its standard prelaunch static fire, SpaceX has delayed the Sunday Falcon 9 commercial launch at the request of its customer which wishes to do further tests of the six satellites on board.


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After successfully completing its standard prelaunch static fire, SpaceX has delayed the Sunday Falcon 9 commercial launch at the request of its customer which wishes to do further tests of the six satellites on board.

A new launch date is yet to be determined.

Posted from Durango, Colorado.

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  • mivenho

    I hope SpaceX is charging the customer for all of this down time.

  • geoffc

    SpaceX only has room for one core at the Florida (LC-40) site, and apparently only room for one payload in the clean room. Question is, will they expand for Falcon Heavy at LC40? Or just launch it from LC-39A?

    They need to increase their facilities there. With LC-39A they will have a second site, but still needs to be room for more than one booster and payload at each site.

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