29 November 2013
SpaceX’s scheduled Thanksgiving Day launch was aborted at the last moment after computers detected the engines were too slow building up thrust. It would have been the first Thanksgiving Day launch along the Space Coast since 1959. The Falcon 9 rocket had been set to take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday sometime during a 65-minute launch window starting at 5:39 PM EST. Reports indicate that the payload was not damaged. Engineers will now investigate what went wrong before scheduling another launch. The Falcon 9 would have blasted the SES-8 communications satellite into geostationary orbit. When the launch occurs, it will be the first time SpaceX launches a commercial communications satellite. (Image Credit: SpaceX)
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