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SpaceX Spy Sat Launch Scrubbed, Will Try Again Friday

SpaceX's launch attempt of NRO-108 was scrubbed Thursday. Photo: SpaceX


SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt from Kennedy Space Center Thursday morning which could have brought sonic booms to Central Florida. The Falcon 9 is carrying a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.

High pressure in the rocket’s upper stage triggered a hold about 1 minute before scheduled liftoff. The team couldn’t resolve the issue before the launch window closed at noon.

SpaceX said it will try again Friday with a launch window opening at 9 a.m.

The company plans to land the first stage booster back at Cape Canaveral. The booster landing creates sonic booms that could be heard throughout Central Florida.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. He also helps produce WMFE's public affairs show "Intersection," working with host ... Read Full Bio »

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