SpaceX delays final rocket launch of the year
The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to liftoff at 9:45 a.m. Thursday but the launch was placed on hold about a minute beforehand. Teams are working toward a backup launch opportunity of tomorrow with a three-hour window opening at 9:00 a.m. EST — SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 17, 2020Both the payload and the rocket are healthy. The launch window opens at 9 a.m. and runs until noon. After liftoff, Falcon 9′s 162-foot first stage booster will separate from the second stage, then start its descent back toward Florida. Launch detailsRocket: SpaceX Falcon 9Mission: NRO intelligence satelliteLaunch Time: TBDLaunch Window: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.