The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket was canceled 13 seconds before launch

    The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spaceship was canceled 13 seconds before launch. This was announced by the official Twitter account of the television channel ABC 13 Houston.

    The launch was supposed to be carried out from the launch pad LC-39A at Cape Canaveral. It was supposed to be the first launch of SpaceX after the table was upgraded. The adjacent site, the LC-40 was damaged after a rocket explosion on September 1, 2016 and is under repair.

    The reason for the cancellation of the start are called engine malfunctions of the second stage of the launch vehicle. This information was confirmed on Twitter by the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk:

    Most likely, SpaceX will try to launch it again tomorrow, after diagnosing and resolving the problems that have arisen.

    Recall that today's launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle was to deliver the Dragon spaceship to the ISS with cargo for the orbital station. With the participation of SpaceX, it was planned to deliver a number of cargoes: supplies for the crew, water, equipment for scientific research, including materials for the experiment with muscle cells, which was developed by students of one of the US high schools. In addition, Dragon had to return to the earth 2300 kg of cargo from the ISS.

    The previous successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket was fired from the launch pad at the Vandenburg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. Then the SpaceX launch vehicle delivered the second generation Iridium NEXT telecommunications satellites into orbit.

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