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SpaceX's Friday Launch Scrubbed 28

Posted by timothy
from the skynet-gets-a-delay dept.
Reuters reports that a SpaceX launch planned for Friday from Cape Canaveral has been scrubbed, though it may be rescheduled for as early as Saturday evening. The Falcon 9 will be lifting six communications satellites for Orbcomm intended to facilitate machine-to-machine communications. According to another report, It was not immediately clear if the problem was with equipment on the rocket or with ground systems connected to the rocket at Launch Complex 40. The mission was delayed from May by a helium leak on the rocket, but it was not known if the same issue was a factor Friday. Launch managers pushed the targeted liftoff from the window's opening at 6:08 p.m. to its end at 7:01 p.m., but ran out of time to resolve the problem. The countdown was halted with under eight minutes to go.
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SpaceX's Friday Launch Scrubbed

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  • for the Saturday Night dance.
  • by BStorm (107974) <bill AT mcleansoftware DOT com> on Saturday June 21, 2014 @10:21AM (#47288341)
    Hmm, Satellites assisting in machine to machine communications, could this be the start of Skynet?
    • Hmm,

      Satellites assisting in machine to machine communications, could this be the start of Skynet?

      No.

      - My toast fell on the ground butter side up this morning, could this be the start of a new iceberg breaking off the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica?
      - Yesterday afternoon, my sister drank half a bottle of lemon water, could this be the start of the Facebook bubble burst?
      - 3 hours ago, I went to the toilet, could this be the start of a new print job on the third xerox printer in the Parliament building in Canberra, Australia?

      Can you see where where this is going?

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