SpaceX, Blue Origin Postpone Rocket Launches Again Due to Technical Issues

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Boeing and the French may all fly to space today

Also due to launch later today was a rocket made by French company Arianespace, but this has also been delayed until tomorrow because of "unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions", the company said this afternoon. The blue origin is launching about 19 minutes later than that of Space X. and the third is most probably scheduled at 11:37 am by the Eastern Standard Time.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million global positioning system (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp, was due to take off from Florida's Cape Canaveral shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time (1730 GMT), but was stopped minutes before takeoff.

Meanwhile, out in Van Horn, Texas - Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin was having problems of its own.

SpaceX sued the U.S. Air Force in 2014 in protest over the military's award of a multibillion-dollar, non-compete contract for 36 rocket launches to United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Boeing and Lockheed.

The launch is scheduled for 9:34 a.m. The launch will be streamed via the French space agency's YouTube Channel.

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According to a press release from SpaceX, "The United States Air Force's first GPS III satellite will augment the current constellation of 31 operational GPS satellites". As of publication, three of the four rocket launches are canceled.

Pence took the opportunity to provide an update on the Trump administration's plans to create a U.S. Space Force, saying the president is setting up a new Space Command to oversea all the nation's activities in the space arena.

"We are scrubbing today's #NewShepard launch due to a ground infrastructure issue".

They said the rocket remains ready and they will look at moving the launch to Wednesday. It will carry a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office satellite called the NROL- 71, which the Air Force says will help to give "innovative overhead intelligence systems for national security". The Soyuz is due to undock from the space station at 8:42 p.m. EST (0142 December 20 GMT) and land in a remote region of Kazakhstan early tomorrow at 12:03 a.m. EST (0503 GMT).

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