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SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch over payload fairing concerns


SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch over payload fairing concerns SpaceX officials have postponed the launch of a Spanish-owned telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral planned for this weekend to conduct additional testing on the Falcon 9’s payload fairing pressurization system, the company announced Saturday. SpaceX did not set a new launch date, but the mission was expected to be pushed back multiple days from its previous Sunday launch target. “Standing down from this weekend’s launch attempt to conduct additional testing on the fairing’s pressurization system,” SpaceX said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Once complete, and pending range availability, we will confirm a new targeted launch date.”   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Feb 25)

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