SpaceX Scrubs Launch of Transporter-2 Mission Tuesday after Airspace Violation Written 30 June 2021


An aerial view of the SpaceX launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. | Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Space News reports that on Tuesday, the launch of SpaceX’s Transporter-2 mission atop a Falcon 9 rocket was delayed “in the final seconds of its countdown when an aircraft violated restricted airspace.” The mission, which will carry 88 satellites for several customers, was scheduled to launch at 2:56 p.m. EDT. However, “the countdown was stopped 11 seconds before liftoff because of a ‘fouled range,’ or range violation of some kind.” Although SpaceX “had nearly a one-hour launch window for this mission, the company scrubbed the launch minutes later because it would not have time to prepare the vehicle for another launch attempt.” The launch “has been tentatively rescheduled for the same time June 30.” 
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