Aircraft in Restricted Airspace Scrubs SpaceX Launch

Space Coast, FL – An overcast day came with light intermittent showers on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. However, that didn’t stop SpaceX for a continued countdown for the Falcon 9 launch of Transporter 2.

Falcon 9 B1060-8 perched at SLC-40 awaiting lift off
Falcon 9 B1060-8 perched at SLC-40 awaiting lift off | Photo: Jon Van Horne

Launch?

The Falcon 9 was slated to lift off today at 1456 EDT (1856 UTC). Weather was a little iffy but in the green for launch. Systems were all Go and healthy for ignition. Propellant was cleared to load at T-38 minutes and started loading at T-35 minutes.

Venting of the Falcon 9 as propellant was being loaded into the 1st stage
Venting of the Falcon 9 as propellant was being loaded into the 1st stage | Photo: Jon Van Horne

A hold was called at T-30 seconds as a range violation was determined. Elon Musk explained his thoughts on the matter in a tweet:

Detanking of propellant from the Falcon 9
Detanking of propellant from the Falcon 9 | Photo: Jon Van Horne

The scrub of the launch was called and a twenty-four(24) hour recycle had been advised. Be sure to check out the Transporter 2 mission page for details about this launch. We'll be out again tomorrow keeping you posted.

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