CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX on Thursday evening has scrubbed its second launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket and commercial communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after calling of Wednesday's attempt late in the countdown.
Thursday's launch was scrubbed minutes before the 6:47 p.m. launch window due to an issue loading the liquid oxygen fuel. The next launch attempt date has not been released.
Wednesday's countdown was halted about a half-hour before the launch window opened at 6:46 p.m. out of "an abundance of caution."
The SES-9 satellite is the heaviest yet that a Falcon 9 has attempted to lift on its way to an orbit more than 22,000 miles over the equator.
Atop the Falcon 9 is the SES-9 communications satellite owned by Luxembourg-based SES, one of the world's largest satellite operators with more than 50 in orbit.