The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been postponed till Friday. The supply flight of reusable rocket is delayed due to a defect in rocket.
Falcon 9 is the fifth cargo supply mission of Space X. It is a two stage rocket which is especially designed to send satellites and Dragon spacecrafts to the International Space Station. Space X has especially manufactured this reusable rocket.
The two phases of Falcon 9 would minimize the need of different events as it can easily accomplish its mission with one engine. The rocket can effortlessly carry a large amount of payload and can deliver it to the space.
Earlier, the company intended to lift off the Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday at 6:20 a.m. Fortunately, the engineers of Space X identified a problem in the engine of the rocket at last minute otherwise the problem would have blasted off the rocket. As per the press release of NASA, the authorities took decision when 21 seconds were remaining in the launch.
The problem is discovered in the “thrust vector control” system. The scientists observed that the vector control system was “behaving in a different way”.
George Diller, commentator of NASA informs that the launch team detected some kind of problem in the actuator drift. The issue was affecting the second stage rocket engine thrust.
The space transport company would probably launch the spacecraft on Friday at 1009 GMT. The rocket will launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station which is situated in Florida.