Press Release

SpaceX Falcon Launch Delayed by 24 Hours

By SpaceRef Editor
November 24, 2005
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SpaceX Falcon Launch Delayed by 24 Hours

Update 24 Nov 2005 9:10 pm EST: All prelaunch preparation is complete. The final task of test firing the torch igniters worked on the first attempt, making us green for launch. Since our launch was bumped by a day to Saturday (California time), we will make tomorrow a shorter day and do some of the optional checkouts of systems that might cause a halt in the countdown.

SpaceX was just informed that “in order to facilitate preparations for a missile defense launch”, the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) has bumped the SpaceX Falcon 1 maiden flight from its officially scheduled launch date of Friday, November 25 at 1 p.m. PST (9 p.m. GMT).

The new launch time is Saturday, November 26 1 p.m. PST (9 p.m. GMT).

Earlier release

SpaceX Announces Launch Date for the Falcon 1: The World’s Lowest Cost Rocket to Orbit

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