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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:07 PM

SpaceX Delays Historic Third Launch of Used Rocket (and Its Flock of Satellites)

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | November 18, 2018 03:02pm ET

Spaceflight history won't be made Monday (Nov. 19) after all.

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with at least 64 small satellites had been scheduled to launch at 1:31 p.m. EST (1831 GMT) Monday from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

This Falcon 9's first stage already has two flights under its belt, and Monday's liftoff was to mark the first-ever third mission for a SpaceX rocket core. But we'll have to wait a little while longer for that milestone to be met. [See the Evolution of SpaceX's Rockets in Pictures]

"Standing down from Monday's launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date," SpaceX representatives said via Twitter on Saturday (Nov. 17).


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Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:51 AM

1. ohhh flock if satellites

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