Planned Monday rocket launch from Central Coast scrubbed, and now set (maybe!) for Tuesday
SpaceX team wanted more time for preflight checks.
A planned rocket launch from the Central Coast was scrubbed Monday, and it may or may not take place Tuesday. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was set for takeoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 4:56 p.m.
No problems were reported. The company announced it was putting the launch on hold to allow more time for some preflight checks. The next launch window is 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.
But, there could be another postponement. If the countdown stays on track for a planned manned SpaceX launch from Florida on Wednesday, they may hold off on the Vandenberg Air Force Base flight just because they have so much activity underway.
The payload is 52 Starlink satellites. They are part of a growing network of small satellites intended to provide internet service to underserved areas.