SpaceX launch slips
January 10, 2017
By Chris Forrester
Bad weather in California forced rocket launch company SpaceX to postpone its upcoming flight to place 10 small Iridium satellites into orbit. The new date is January 14th.
The headline-worthy bad weather, of extraordinary high winds and rain, as well as other schedule conflicts, have forced the delay.
The Iridium satellites have been in place atop the Falcon 9 rocket since December 29th. The 10 satellites will help provide mobile communications to global users. SpaceX is contracted to launch another 60 of the satellites.