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SpaceX slows historic small satellites (again)

SpaceX slows historic small satellites (again)

The first Falcon 9 rocket rocket transmitter, stationed on board at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, faces a second mission on August 6, 2018. The same missile rises third time not earlier than December 1, 2018.

Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX has lately launched its historic SSO-A mission to run 64 small satellites on Falcon 9 rocket launcher on Wednesday (November 28th).

Named "SSO-A: SmallSat Express," the mission was scheduled to rise from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Falcon 9 at 1:31. EST (1831 GMT) before landing on a Pacific Ocean droneship. If it were to be successful, it would be the third launch and landing of this RockControl RockControl RockControl 9 – the first ever SpaceX rocket launcher.

But now the rocket and its small satellite will be established at least until Saturday (December 1st), according to the 30th Airspace of the 30th Wing in Vandenberg. "Running SpaceX Falcon 9 SSO-A is delayed due to weather," writes Space Wing 30. Space Wing on Facebook. [SpaceX’s 1st ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 Rocket: The Launch Photos]

SpaceX was later added in tweet that the delay was caused by extremely windy winds and that the company would announce a new start date "Once Confirmed with Range".

This is the second time this month, when SSO-A missions were delayed; the previous attempt to launch, on November 19, was postponed "to carry out additional checks before the flight," said SpaceX officials. SpaceX has not yet issued a statement of today's delay.

Not only will SSO-A make the history of launching and landing a reusable rocket for the third time, but it will also be the largest mission to share US missile trips, says Spaceflight, a mission provider.

SpaceX is likely to send an update to the SSO-A mission on Twitter as soon as the new start date is confirmed and you can watch the 30th WP on Facebook for further weather and event updates after selecting a new date / time.

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