HEADLINES Published February29, 2016 By Beatrice Asuncion

SpaceX Delays Launch the Third Time

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Spacex Rocket Landing
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Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX is arguable one of the leading aerospace manufacturer and space transport service country available at present. The company, which was established a little over a decade ago, has already developed two rockets that have proven themselves to be reusable.

Late in 2015, SpaceX's Falcon 9 successfully launched and landed following an orbital flight. Since their history making flight, the company has attempted to launch and land their Falcon 9 rocket once again. Unfortunately, in January 2016 the craft that was supposed to land on a droneship set at sea tipped over and was subsequently destroyed.

SpaceX has announced that a launch would be yet again attempted last February 24, 2016. Within minutes of the flight, SpaceX opted to delay the impending launch.

"Team opting to hold launch for today. Looking to try again tomorrow; window also opens at 6:46pm ET. Rocket and spacecraft remain healthy" read a tweet from the official SpaceX twitter account.

The attempt was rescheduled for the following day, February 25, 2016, but the rescheduled launch was also cancelled just minutes before the rocket was to lift off.

According to SES, the launch was again rescheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2016.

"SES and SpaceX are now targeting to launch #SES9 on Sunday, 28 February, at 6.46pm ET, with a backup date on Monday, 29 February!"

Unfortunately for the third time, the company announced that it has held off on its impeding launch.

Elon Musk, SpaceX' CEO, has since spoken out about the third delay. According to Musk, the launch was cancelled because there was a concern surrounding the thrust alarm.

"Launch aborted on low thrust alarm. Rising oxygen temps due to hold for boat and helium bubble triggered alarm" read Musk's tweet.

Another launch would be attempted on Monday February 29, 2016. 

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