SpaceX to launch US spy satellite in first national security mission

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You can watch the SpaceX launch live online - it has a 26-minute launch window to send its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, with the live webcast set to begin around 15 minutes before liftoff.

On its Twitter account, SpaceX announced that the team called a hold due to an out-of-family reading on its first-stage sensors.

The company said that due to mission requirements, they will not attempt to land Falcon 9's rocket after launch.

The goal is to set up a command to oversee and organize space operations, accelerate technical advances and find more effective ways to defend US assets in space, including the vast constellations of satellites that American forces rely on for navigation, communications and surveillance.

Elon Musk's SpaceX was balanced on Tuesday to dispatch another government operative satellite for the US military, checking what the space transportation organization said was its originally assigned national security mission for the United States.

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 will now undergo preparations to try again tomorrow. "This newest generation of GPS satellites is designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation, and timing information with three times better accuracy, and up to eight times improved antijamming capability". They are created to be more accurate, secure and versatile than predecessors.

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Technical issues and poor weather canceled plans for a historic day of space launches on Tuesday, as all four were rescheduled for Wednesday.

GPS III also will provide a new civilian signal compatible with other countries' navigation satellites, such as the European Union's Galileo system. "The U.S. Space Command will integrate space capabilities across all branches of the military, it will develop the space doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures that will enable our war fighters to defend our nation in this new era". Blue Origin will fly the New Shepard spacecraft out of the company's launch facility in Van Horn, Texas. The launch date has been pushed back from September to October to December 15, then to Tuesday and then to Wednesday.

Yesterday - Tuesday, December 18th - was supposed to be a marquee day for space agencies and private spaceflight companies around the world.

Third up will be Arianespace, which is flying one of Russia's Soyuz rockets and launching a satellite from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana at roughly 11:37 am Eastern Standard Time (EST).

ULA's Delta IV Heavy launch is still on the books for later today, and if successful, could mark the start of a fantastic day of rocket launches.

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