[amsat-bb] Re: Today's SpaceX Launch Scrubbed

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 18:41:13 PST 2013

An announcement regarding the Second abort was made and the abort was
manual due to engineers running out of time to review todays first abort
data. You do not launch with a rocket that is even slightly unhealthy or
has questioned health. Live to fly another day. Falcon 9 is held on the pad
for several seconds after ignition while the on-board computer checks the
rockets' health. If it doesn't like something it will not let the hold
downs actuate on the launch pad allowing the rocket to move. Thus, the
first abort. A similar abort after ignition was seen on the first launch
attempt of C2+.


On Thursday, November 28, 2013, B J wrote:

> The first attempt scrubbed due to low engine thrust after ignition.
> The second attempt ended at less than 1 minute to go.  There was no
> announcement on the live Internet feed about what the cause was or
> when the next attempt will be made.
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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