"Standing down from tomorrow's launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional inspections of the second stage". "It also represents the company's purchase of an entire Falcon 9 to accommodate the growing number of domestic, international, government and commercial customers seeking affordable rideshare options to launch their spacecraft into orbit".
SpaceX also sent out another ship, called Mr. Steven, to try recovering the rocket's nose cone in a giant catcher's-mitt net.
'It includes 15 microsats and 49 cubesats from both commercial and government entities, of which more than 25 are from worldwide organizations from 17 countries, including the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Finland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Poland, Canada, Brazil and India, " according to Spaceflight Industries. SpaceX's Twitter account will share live updates of the mission as well.
The same first stage was previously launched and recovered on missions in May and August.
It will begin streaming on Monday, at 1:17 p.m. EST, which is 15 minutes before Falcon 9 will embark on its space journey.
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For the third time, SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.
With SpaceX taking responsibility for the launch of the Falcon 9, Spaceflight Industries handled "all the mission management planning, engineering, integration, mission assurance and system engineering processes, regulatory and policy procedures, contracting, and business development for the mission", the company said in a statement.
The latest SpaceX Falcon 9 launch had been scheduled for liftoff at 10:32 a.m. Sunday while carrying not one, not two, but 64 satellites on what was billed as a "ridesharing" mission.
Some of the satellites are aiming to build an internet network that could support smart devices.
The mission, once planned for November 19, has encountered multiple delays to give the team more time for pre-launch work and because of rainy weather, SpaceX officials said. And an art project, funded by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, that pays homage to the first African American astronaut, Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., also took flight. And companies including SpaceX and OneWeb are racing to send constellations of thousands of high-speed internet satellites into low-Earth orbit.