Falcon 9 launch scrubbed again

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This time the launch abort occurred at T-0, when computers detected that the rocket’s fuel was not cold enough and would not produce the thrust required.

I was caving all day today and only returned late tonight.


  • wayne

    Sorry to see the launch scrubbed. Hope this was purely a “temperature thing,” & not a hardware/software “problem.”

  • Mitch S.

    “I was caving all day today”
    You sound like the Republican congressional leadership!

    Have to give SpaceX credit for not caving to pressure and launching with their fingers crossed
    (unlike NASA with Challenger).

  • Juan

    If they are having so many problems with fuel temperature in March, how are they going to handle a mid July Florida launch? Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of SpaceX and private space in general, but it sounds like they need to figure this out and in a hurry. As you have said in a previous post Robert, their backlog is starting to become worrisome.

  • pzatchok

    I don’t know if they plan on trying to recover this first stage but if they are they better just give that idea up.

    And if they do give it up they could remove the landing legs from the ship and save all that weight.

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