SpaceX’s launch aborted just 0.5 seconds before launch

SpaceX Dragon Capsule

SpaceX’s privately owned Falcon 9 rocket was unable to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday due to a computer problem with one of the nine engines of the rocket. The problem was the climbing pressure that halted the launch just 0.5 seconds before launch.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]Elon Musk tweeted before the rocket launch,

Then George Diller, Long-time NASA launch commentator counted down the seconds, “3..2..1……We’ve had a cutoff. Liftoff did not occur.” and Elon Musk tweeted 11 minutes later at 5:06am EDT,

“Just like a pilot at the end of a runway revs the engines and looks at the gauges. We were revving the engines, we were looking at the gauges and we decided not to fly,” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president,  said. He also said that the problem was unlikely to be a sensor issue.

The company’s next launch is expected at 3:44 a.m. EDT (0744 GMT) on Tuesday but it could be moved to the next day, i.e. Wednesday, according to some reports.

SpaceX is the first private company that is trying to send the unmanned rocket with a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.

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