SpaceX Postpones SXM-7 Mission

SpaceX called off a Falcon 9 launch Friday, calling for extra system checks.

The SXM-7 mission was set to liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 12:55 p.m. ET, but was halted 30 seconds before lifting off.

SpaceX said on the launch broadcast that teams are working toward another attempt no earlier than Sunday, December 13.

The Falcon 9 used in the mission will be making its 7th launch into space, including an uncrewed Crew Dragon test flight in 2019.

The mission will carry the SXM-7 satellite for satellite radio provider Sirius XM into orbit.

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