Bumper rocket launch day blown off track as Elon Musk’s Space X and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches postponed until tomorrow

first_imgTuesday 18 December 2018 2:35 pm Musk’s rocket was due to launch this afternoon at 2.11pm UK time. It was initially delayed because of “upper level winds”, according to the Space X Twitter account, before eventually being cancelled for the day because of an “out of family reading on first stage sensors”.Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket will now launch tomorrow from the same site, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Its payload, a US Air Force satellite, is said to remain in good condition.SpaceX team called a hold due to an out of family reading on first stage sensors. Vehicle and payload remain healthy; next launch attempt is tomorrow at 9:07 EST, 14:07 UTC.— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 18, 2018Meanwhile Bezos’ mission was due to launch shortly after, at 2.30pm, but has also been scrapped until tomorrow because of a “ground infrastructure issue”. Alex Daniel whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Elon Musk People SpaceX More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Share Tuesday was set to be a day which had rocket enthusiasts glued to their screens, with four commercial space missions planned for launches in the United States – but three have been postponed until tomorrow because of strong winds.The rockets include one made by Elon Musk’s Space X and another by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, but both have now been put off until Wednesday. The final launch of the day is scheduled for a rocket made by United Launch Alliance (ULA), backed by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, pencilled in for 1.57am tomorrow morning UK time, 8.57pm Eastern Standard Time.City A.M. understands the ULA launch is still on track to go ahead.Separately, Musk’s rocket company SpaceX is on course to raise $500m at a $30.5bn valuation in a fundraising round, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Bumper rocket launch day blown off track as Elon Musk’s Space X and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches postponed until tomorrow “The vehicle is in good standing. Stand by for updates as we see what weather looks like for tomorrow,” the company tweeted.https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1075026214450954241Also due to launch later today was a rocket made by French company Arianespace, but this has also been delayed until tomorrow because of “unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions,” the company said this afternoon. Arianespace chief executive Stephane Israel also broke the news on Twitter.Due to high-altitude wind conditions above the launch base, Flight #VS20 has been postponed by 24 hours. The #Soyuz launcher and its CSO-1 spacecraft payload are in a stable and safe condition. New launch timing: Dec. 19 at 16:37:14, UTC.— Stéphane Israël (@arianespaceceo) December 18, 2018 last_img read more