SpaceX postponed the launch of Falcon 9

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — SpaceX announced the launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which is supposed to deliver cargo for the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission in low-Earth orbit, from Sunday to December 3 due to the need for additional verification of the rocket.

This company reported on Saturday on Twitter.

The company clarified that the launch of the rocket should take place from the airborne base Vandenberg in California. As noted in SpaceX, employees are doing everything possible to launch on December 3.

Falcon 9 is a two-stage heavy-class booster. The length (height) of the operated version is about 70 m, diameter is 3.66 m, the launch weight is up to 550 tons.

The declared carrying capacity is about 8.3 tons per geotransition orbit and 22.8 tons for a low reference one. The first stage of this rocket is returnable; it was first successfully returned to Earth at the end of 2015.


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