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SpaceX and Blue Origin Launches Scrubbed, Will Try Again Wednesday

SpaceX and Blue Origin Launches Scrubbed, Will Try Again Wednesday

Also 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.

Meanwhile, Blue Origin is now targeting a Friday launch for its resuable New Shepard rocket and space capsule.

SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket are ready to launch a Global Positioning System satellite into space on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. Blue Origin, too, said it meant to fly the tenth mission of its New Shepard Launch system from West Texas.

Elon Musk's company SpaceX has been forced to postpone the launch of a rocket as part of its first ever mission for the U.S. Air Force due to an "out of family reading on first stage sensors", according to the company. The payload is a satellite for the US Air Force, and Vice President Mike Pence has said he'll attend.

SpaceX will be carrying the first GPS III satellite into medium Earth orbit; it comes from Lockheed Martin, which says the new system will "launch the next generation of connection".

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Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the USA military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company's first designated national security mission for the United States.

"We are scrubbing today's #NewShepard launch due to a ground infrastructure issue".

They said the rocket remains ready and they will look at moving the launch to Wednesday. Liftoff was scheduled for 11:37 a.m. EST from Arianespace's South American launch facility in French Guiana.

Wednesday's launch was set to be the first of 32 satellites in production by Lockheed under contracts worth a combined $12.6bn for the air force GPS III program, Lockheed spokesman Chip Eschenfelder said. This day has been marked as the bookend as because this is the first time in the world history that so many rockets were launched at once on to space.

After those two high-profile launches, two other missions will take off later on Tuesday. At present, this is scheduled for 5:57 p.m. PST.


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