SpaceX Aborts Friday’s Launch of GPS Satellite for US Space Force Written 5 October 2020


An aerial view of the SpaceX launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. | Shealah Craighead; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Spaceflight Now reported that at 9:43 p.m. EDT Friday, SpaceX aborted the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a GPS satellite for the US Space Force. The rocket “was just two seconds from launching...when an automated abort halted the countdown.” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk “tweeted that the Falcon 9 launch was aborted after an ‘unexpected pressure rise in the turbomachinery gas generator,’ referring to equipment used on the rocket’s Merlin main engines.”
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