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SpaceX scrubs launch of national security satellite, now set for Monday

Frank Williams | 11 May, 2017, 06:20

SpaceX has postponed the launch of a secretive United States government payload known only as NROL-76 due to a "sensor issue" with the rocket, a spokesman said.

Elon Musk announced Monday, May 1, 2017, on Twitter that SpaceX's spy satellite launch was successful.

SpaceX hopes to try again Monday morning to launch a classified USA intelligence mission from Kennedy Space Center, after a sensor problem scrubbed a first attempt Sunday.

The launch was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 30, but that attempt was scrubbed due to a sensor issue. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called the payload a spy satellite which implies a function for defense-intelligence purposes.

Destination Space and SpaceX nails the launch and sticks the landing on Monday on the Space Coast.

This is SpaceX's first major national security payload since being certified by the US Air Force to launch government payloads. "ORCRP009161-topic.html" class="local_link" >Lockheed Martin Corp. that dominates the business. Recovering the rockets is seen as a major cost-saving step for future space missions by eliminating the need for new, multimillion-dollar rockets for each launch. SpaceX shared no details on what type of surveillance the device will perform, how large it is or where in orbit it will be delivered.

China's Xi says wants to appropriately handle disputes with S.Korea
Lee Sun-jin, chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, who briefed him on the military's preparedness against North Korea. He will serve the typical single five-year term rather than the remainder of Park's term which was to end in 2018.

About 9 minutes after the launch, SpaceX landed the first stage booster at LZ-1, a landing facility at Cape Canaveral.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

'And we have touchdown, ' a SpaceX commentator said on a live webcast as cheers broke out at mission control. The company's first recycled rocket flew last month.

Roughly nine minutes after lifting off, the rocket's first stage returned to Earth, a feat that SpaceX first accomplished in December 2015.

SpaceX had mainly focused on commercial telecommunications satellites and cargo missions to the International Space Station.


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