SpaceX Company a Falcon 9 rocket The mission was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Southern California on Tuesday night.
The rocket stopped five seconds before the scheduled lift-off time of 10:25 pm PDT.
The rocket carried a group of Starlink satellites into orbit. Before the mission officially ended, the departure was already pushed back from 9:34 p.m.
“The vehicle is safe and we are proceeding with the unloading sequence,” the release director was heard saying moments after the abort was called.
“Remember the purpose of the countdown is to help us catch potential problems before flight, and there are thousands of ways a launch can go wrong and only one way it can go right,” the launch host said. “With that in mind, we’re very cautious on the ground, and if the team or vehicle sees anything that looks a bit off, they’ll stop the countdown.”
The vehicle and payload are “in good health,” the host said before ending the stream. SpaceX will announce its next Falcon 9 mission Social media channels.
According to the company, 15 satellites were planned to be carried into low Earth orbit during Tuesday night’s mission.
Starlink SpaceX’s satellite network is designed to bring low-cost internet service to rural/remote communities.
After previous successful launches, Starlink now has more than 4,200 operational satellites orbiting the Earth. According to CNET. The launches are part of the company’s goal of building a giant fleet of broadband satellites around the world.
Following separation after liftoff, the Falcon’s reusable booster is scheduled to re-land aboard the spaceport drone “Of Course I Still Love You” in the Pacific Ocean.
This particular Falcon 9 rocket has completed nine liftoffs and landings so far.
According to SpaceX, the Falcon 9 rocket is “the world’s first orbit-class reusable rocket.” The reusable spacecraft is designed to safely transport people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond.
So far, the entire fleet of Falcon 9 rockets has been involved in 246 total launches, 207 landings and 180 relaunches.
The abandoned mission can be seen in the video player above.
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