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Blog SpaceX Intelsat 35e Launch On Track for Today After Technical Problem

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    SpaceX will make a second attempt today at a satellite launch scrubbed Sunday just 10 seconds before liftoff. Today’s launch is scheduled for 7:37 p.m. ET from the launch pad at 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

    The Falcon 9 rocket will carry a communications satellite for Intelsat that is one of the heaviest satellites SpaceX has ever launched. Sunday’s mission was aborted after SpaceX’s computer automatically stopped the countdown, according to John Insprucker, the principal...

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    Windshield wiper fluid was low.
     
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    A third launch attempt has now been scheduled for this evening at 7:38pm EDT.
     
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    Third attempt at launch was a success. IntelSat 35e was released into a proper GTO orbit.
     
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    Yes that was a great launch and huge relief! I wonder if we will ever know in any detail what caused the two launch aborts at T-9 seconds.
     
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