SpaceX scrubs launch again
May 17, 2019
By Chris Forrester
SpaceX cancelled its planned May 16th launch, the second such delay this week. The first cancellation was down to bad weather, but this latest delay was down to a need to “triple check” the rocket’s software.
A Tweet from Elon Musk’s team said: “Always want to do everything we can on the ground to maximise mission success, next launch opportunity in about a week.”
The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying 60 ‘Starlink’ satellites which were to be deployed in Low Earth orbit and are the pioneer craft for Musk’s planned global broadband satellites.