A rocket SpaceX’s Falcon 9 was about to achieve a feat with his 14th flight on October 6. But 30 seconds before the ignition of the engines, the start was automatically stopped.
The rocket in question was supposed to send two communications satellites into orbit.Intelsat that is called Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34. Departure was scheduled to take place at 23:20 GMT at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. From a tweet by Elon Muskpublished after the incident, was the reason behind this automatic cancellation the system’s detection of a small rocket-level helium leak. Musk said the leak is small, but they are taking no chances when it comes to customer satellites.
SpaceX will again try to launch the rocket with the satellites Friday, October 7 at 23:06 GMT.
No problem with satellites
In a Twitter post, SpaceX said the Galaxy satellites and rocket are in good condition. Teams are currently working to be ready when the 69-minute launch window on October 7th opens at 23:06 GMT.
A busy week for SpaceX
We can say that this week is quite busy for SpaceX. Putting the Galaxy satellites into orbit actually agrees on the third launch in three days for the company.
On October 5, SpaceX launched the mission Crew-5 tied to International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A few hours later it was our turn 52 Starlink satellites to be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. These two launches were completed on the same day.
Let’s wait for this third launch which marks the 14thth flight of a first stage of the Flacon 9 rocket. The other two launches this week have each achieved their goals. The 52 Starlink satellites have been launched, and the capsule Crew Dragon Endurance of the Crew-5 mission managed to transport its passengers, i.a a Roscosmos astronautaboard the ISS.