Will SpaceX Try Again Tomorrow? – UPDATE 2

Will SpaceX Try Again Tomorrow? – UPDATE 2

UPDATE 2, November 30, 2013:  SpaceX’s Emily Shanklin replies that yes, “Monday is the earliest possible date.”   No other details.   Meanwhile, Bill Harwood of CBS News reports that if the launch does, indeed, go on Monday, the launch window is 5:41 – 7:07 pm ET.

UPDATE:  November 30, 2013.   Latest word from several sources on Twitter (but not SpaceX itself) is that the launch will not take place until Monday at the earliest.  We’ve asked SpaceX for an official update and will post it when we get it.

ORIGINAL STORY, November 29, 2013:  SpaceX’s website and Twitter feeds are silent, but other sources suggest that the company will try again tomorrow (Saturday) to launch SES-8.

The launch was scrubbed three times on Monday, and twice yesterday.  The last words from @elonmusk yesterday were that they would bring the “rocket down [in order] to borescope engines” and “If the launch aborts” (as it did) it would be “a few days before the next attempt.”

Not long after yesterday’s scrub, however, word began circulating that another attempt might be made as early as tomorrow, Saturday, November 30.   While SpaceX had nothing to say, @Jeff_Foust noted that the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is advertising that the launch is scheduled for 6:46 pm EST tomorrow.

Stay tuned! 

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