SpaceX Aborts Thanksgiving Rocket Launch

not-today-2Update for 6:45 pm ET: SpaceX called off its attempts to launch an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SES-8 communication satellite today at 6:44 pm ET  after time ran out to complete a system check following an earlier abort, Falcon 9 product manager John Innsprucker said. The first abort was due to a lower than expected thrust during a 5:39 p.m. ET launch try. “We called manual abort. Better to be paranoid and wrong,” SpaceX chief Elon Musk wrote in a Twitter post. Musk said it will “likely be a few days before  next attempt.” Watch the 1st Launch Abort Video: SpaceX Thanksgiving Launch Aborted One Second Before Lift-off

 

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