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Launch of the Falcon 9 rocket in California was delayed due to extra checks on the second phase



The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket in California, which is to deliver cargo for the SAS-A SmallSat Express mission to a low orbit near the Earth, was postponed from Sunday to Monday, due to additional checks on the second phase of the vehicle, the launch announced on Sunday SpaceX from SpaceX, reported Sputnik.

"Remaining from tomorrow's launch of the SSO-A Spacecraft launch: SmallSat Express to carry out additional phase two checks, working on the backup capability to launch on December 3rd," SpaceX told Twitter.

Under the new schedule, the launch will take place from the Vendenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:32 am local time (18.32 GMT) on December 3rd.

The South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology also confirmed that the launch of their new satellite, which, among other things, is expected to be sent orbiting a vehicle with the launch of Falcon 9, was postponed. However, the ministry cited unfavorable weather conditions as a reason for the delay.

During the mission SOS-A: Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express, the Falcon 9 rocket has to deliver 64 spacecraft from various commercial and governmental organizations to orbit with a low planet. They include 15 microsatellites (22-220 kilograms) and 49 cubes – small artificial satellites on Earth for space exploration, including 25 small satellites appearing on international organizations from 17 countries, including the United States, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Poland, Canada, Brazil and India.

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