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SapceX Aborts T-Day Launch; next try Monday?



 
 
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Old December 2nd 13, 06:18 AM posted to sci.space.history
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Default SapceX Aborts T-Day Launch; next try Monday?

This on the SpaceX Facebook page:

"LAUNCH UPDATE: Thursday's abort was caused by oxygen in the ground
side igniter fluid (TEA-TEB). Rocket engines are healthy, but cleaning
turbopump gas generators will take another day. Earliest possible
launch attempt is Monday evening."

The SpaceX website has essentially the same information. The SES web
site still has the announcment from the original scrub:

"Cape Canaveral, Florida - November 26th, 2013 – SES (NYSE Euronext
Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and SpaceX announce that the
Falcon 9 mission to launch the SES-8 satellite is delayed to November
28.

SpaceX observed unexpected readings with the first stage liquid oxygen
system and is taking corrective action.

The launch vehicle and satellite have been secured and SES and SpaceX
are looking forward to the next launch opportunity on Thursday at 5:38
p.m. Eastern time (23.38 CET)."

See more at:
http://www.ses.com/4233325/news/2013/16399942#sthash.1PDRQ1uV.dpuf"

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Old December 2nd 13, 06:49 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.policy
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Default SpaceX Aborts T-Day Launch; next try Monday?

on 12/1/2013, Snidely posted:
This on the SpaceX Facebook page:

"LAUNCH UPDATE: Thursday's abort was caused by oxygen in the ground side
igniter fluid (TEA-TEB). Rocket engines are healthy, but cleaning turbopump
gas generators will take another day. Earliest possible launch attempt is
Monday evening."

The SpaceX website has essentially the same information. The SES web site
still has the announcment from the original scrub:

"Cape Canaveral, Florida - November 26th, 2013 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris
and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and SpaceX announce that the Falcon 9
mission to launch the SES-8 satellite is delayed to November 28.

SpaceX observed unexpected readings with the first stage liquid oxygen
system and is taking corrective action.

The launch vehicle and satellite have been secured and SES and SpaceX are
looking forward to the next launch opportunity on Thursday at 5:38 p.m.
Eastern time (23.38 CET)."

See more at:
http://www.ses.com/4233325/news/2013/16399942#sthash.1PDRQ1uV.dpuf"


(Ha. Meant to send this to .policy. Sorry, history buffs.)

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