Sunday , May 29 2022

SpaceX is delaying the launches of the rocket at the Vandenberg Air Base Monday morning


The launch of an early morning morning missile, Falcon 9, from the Vandenberg Air Base was postponed to give the launch team time to conduct more inspections. The SpaceX rocket is designed to carry dozens of satellites into space.

Liftoff, scheduled for Monday between 10:31 and 11 am Monday, will be postponed for less than a week, according to mission sources.

"Trying to release the launch attempt from Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to perform additional pre-flight inspections," SpaceX said on Saturday Twitter page. "Once completed, we'll confirm a new release date."

The delay comes after SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket in Florida, placing a communications satellite in orbit for Qatar soldiers.

Hours after launching, SpaceX successfully performed a static fire test at Vandenberg, a step to clear the way for launch.

But on Saturday, several sources revealed that the launch was postponed – possibly for five to six days.

Aboard the Falcon rocket will be Spaceflight Industries "SSO-A SmallSat Express in Washington, made up of 64 spacecraft from 34 organizations.

The flight will include 15 microwaves and 49 cubes from both commercial organizations and government agencies.

A set of incinerated human remains, from Elysium Space in San Francisco, make up the useful task for a satellite that brought the space funeral back to Vandenberg. The spacecraft will carry representative samples of cremains for about 100 people.

Other satellites will test technology for government agencies or institutions.

For example, the rocket will carry the STPSat-5 Air Force, one of the missions of the Department of Defense launched in the commercial flight.

STPSat-5 is a scientific and technical mission designed to accommodate five small military tasks to demonstrate the capacities of low-cost spacecraft to meet the needs of low-Earth orbit (LEO) missions, according to the Los Angeles Space & Missile Systems Center air.

Several sites around the Lompoc Valley offer views of the VAFB missile launches.

On the launch day, Jalama Beach County Park, south of Vandenberg, will be evacuated for several hours for safety reasons.

As a day's departure, Falcon 9 rocket flight is not expected to create a kind of heavenly show seen during rescue and flierback in early October.

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