SpaceX Scrubs Comsat Launch

Falcon 9 on the launch pad with Intelsat 35e satellite. (Credit: SpaceX webcast)

UPDATE: SpaceX has pushed the launch to the end of the launch window at 8:35 p.m. EDT in hopes the weather will improve.

SpaceX scrubbed the Falcon 9 launch of the Intelsat 34e communications satellite on Sunday with 10 seconds left in the countdown.

The computer automatically stopped the countdown when it detected a problem with the launch vehicle’s guidance, navigation and control (GNC). There was not enough time in the 59-minute launch window to recycle the countdown.

SpaceX is expected try to launch during a backup window on Monday that starts at 7:37 p.m. EDT.  The flight will originate from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Due to mission requirements, SpaceX will not attempt to recover the Falcon 9’s first stage.

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