New Delhi : Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX postponed plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket for the third time.
“Launch aborted on low thrust alarm. Rising oxygen temps due to hold for boat and helium bubble triggered alarm. Ignition sequence aborted in final seconds of countdown; update pending from launch team after data review,” Elon Musk tweeted.
The 23-story rocket, carrying a communications satellite for Luxembourg-based SES SA, was less than two minutes from blast-off at 6:47 p.m. when the launch team aborted the countdown, SpaceX said during a webcast.
SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transports services company.
Headquartered in California, the company was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonisation of Mars. (ANI)