Elon Musk Aborts SpaceX’s Rocket Launch — Again

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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk didn’t wish his Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) followers a happy Thanksgiving on the big day, but he did tweet that his rocket firm, SpaceX, was aborting its inaugural mission to geostationary orbit for a second time.

According to The Registerthe initial launch orchestrated by Musk and his SpaceX team was meant to take place on Monday, but technical holds kept the Falcon 9 rocket from getting off the pad before the launch window closed. Thanksgiving Day was the next available time for the launch that is intended to put a large communications satellite into orbit above southern Asia, but the mission was once again aborted after the SpaceX team experienced a number of technical holdups, making the decision that the rocket needed a thorough engine inspection before it could be safely cleared.

As tweeted by Musk, the rocket will be brought off its transporter-erector launch tower for further examination and wait a few days before the next attempt.

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