Space X Scrubbing. China Space Thieving. Russian Space Failing. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com.
3/1/16 (Photo: Space X Falcon 9 bootsre on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Floria) Space X Scrubbing. China Space Thieving. Russian Space Failing. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket continues to sit on a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after the company scrubbed its fourth launch attempt on Tuesday. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that upper-level winds were to blame, making Friday the next available opportunity to launch the SES-9 communications satellite from Launch Complex 40. "Hits like a sledgehammer when going up supersonic," Musk said to describe what a rocket would face in those conditions. A specific launch window for the fifth attempt was not discussed. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2016/03/01/spacex-pushes-falcon9-ses9-rocket-launch-cape-canaveral-friday/81169226/