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GPS III launch aborted (again . .)

18 December 2018   (0 Comments)
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The 18 December launch by a Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed shortly before lift-off.

The first GPS III satellite destined to join the constellation was due to launch from Cape Canaveral during a window of 1411-1437 UTC on 18 December.

The end of the launch window was chosen to let upper winds reduce but, at around 7 minutes to lift-off, the launch was scrubbed due to a thermal constraint on the first-stage liquid oxygen system.

The launch has been re-scheduled for 1407 on 19 December.

**UPDATE** - THE LAUNCH WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON 19 DECEMBER; A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED ASAP . .

Further details and watch the launch at spaceflightnow.com