SpaceX Officially Silent on Reasons for AsiaSat-6 Launch Delay

SpaceX Officially Silent on Reasons for AsiaSat-6 Launch Delay

SpaceX has said nothing via its website or Twitter account explaining the reasons for today’s delay of the AsiaSat-6 launch, previously scheduled for 12:50 am Eastern Daylight Time on August 27, about three hours from now.

The Falcon 9  launch initially was scheduled for the early hours today, August 26, but was delayed for one day after the launch of an experimental SpaceX reusable rocket was destroyed by an automatic termination system on Friday.

Reporters on-site at Cape Canaveral, FL tweeted that the launch had been delayed indefinitely, but SpaceX officially remained silent about the delay or the reasons for it.  Emailed inquiries from remain unanswered as of the time of this posting. The SpaceX website ( and Twitter account @spacex, as well as Elon Musk’s Twitter account @elonmusk, also provide no information on the delay.

SpaceX conducts these launches from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 40 operated by the Air Force 45th Space Wing.  A tweet from @45thspacewing earlier today referencing the launch links to a Facebook page that says “this content is currently unavailable.”

SpaceX is trying to demonstrate its reliability both as part of an effort to win launch contracts from the Air Force and as part of the NASA’s selection of one or more companies for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCAP) award.

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