Space X to try again this week

By Phil Plait | September 23, 2008 3:49 pm

The private company Space X will try once again to get a Falcon 1 rocket into orbit. This fourth launch attempt could be as early as September 28!

Space X Falcon 1 static engine firing test for Launch #4
The static firing engine test for the Falcon 1.

They just had a "static firing" a test of the engines with the rocket strapped down. Everything looked pretty good, but they detected a minor fault in the second stage liquid oxygen supply. They’ll be replacing a component in that system just to be safe.

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