A plane in flight on Tuesday interrupted the launch from Florida of the Falcon 9 rocket from aerospace company SpaceX when traveling through the exclusion zone area, so the takeoff of the ship has been postponed, as confirmed by the president of the company, Elon musk. The launch was aborted when only 11 seconds for take off.
“Unfortunately, the launch is canceled for today, as a plane entered the ‘exclusion zone’, which is unreasonably gigantic,” lamented the businessman in Twitter. “There is simply no way for humanity to become a space civilization without major regulatory reform. The current regulatory system is broken,” Musk said. Also via Twitter, the company noted that the planned launch “will not occur today after a last minute wait of T-minus 11 seconds due to a range of glitches.”
A short time later, SpaceX confirmed on its website that the launch of the Falcon 9, which is 88 satellites, was postponed to this Wednesday, June 30 at 2:56 p.m. local time (18:56 GMT) on the Cape Canaveral launch pad. This is the Transporter-2 shared transport mission, which must carry 88 small satellites on top of a Falcon 9 rocket from platform 40 at Cape Canaveral.
The liftoff will mark the second mission of the SmallSat Rideshare Program, the company reported. On board this launch are 85 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsatellites and orbital transfer vehicles) and 3 Starlink satellites, SpaceX detailed. “While there are fewer spacecraft on board compared to Transporter-1, this mission is actually launching more mass into orbit for SpaceX customers,” he added.
That ship, which is used, is full of research cargo and supplies for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). After the launch, the rocket will dock with the ISS on July 1, said the web space.com.
SpaceX is currently developing its Starlink program with the idea of providing broadband internet globally. For this program, it must place some 1,600 satellites in Earth orbit, some 549 kilometers above the Earth, a much shorter distance than usual for these commercial devices.