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SpaceX rocket launch carrying 88 satellites delayed by a wayward plane


By Tariq Malik

June 29, 2021

SpaceX postponed the launch of dozens of satellites just seconds before liftoff on Tuesday (June 29) when a wayward plane crept inside the mission’s safety zone. 

A used Falcon 9 rocket was just 11 seconds away from launching 88 small satellites into orbit at 2:56 p.m. EDT (1856 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida when SpaceX called a hold in the countdown. A few minutes later, SpaceX production supervisor Andy Tran said the launch was scrubbed for the day. 

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