Static fire test looks good. Pending data review, will aim to launch Sunday.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2015
An update from Musk.
— ORBCOMM (@ORBCOMM_Inc) December 18, 2015
SpaceX is still trying to accomplish a static fire on an upgraded Falcon 9 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The company had originally planned a test on Wednesday with a launch on Saturday.
The launch vehicle includes a series of upgrades, including liquid oxygen chilled to a much colder temperature than on previous flights. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that engineers were having issues with this improvement.
Falcon 9 is vertical on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Working towards static fire. Deep cryo liquid oxygen presenting some challenges.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2015