SpaceX Encounters First Launch Delay Due To Coronavirus

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On Tuesday, the Air Drive’s 45th Area Wing confirmed that the timing for SpaceX’s upcoming SAOCOM launch, which was set to take off from Vandenberg Air Drive Base in California on March 30 utilizing a Falcon 9 rocket, has been placed on “indefinite” maintain as a result of impression of the present coronavirus disaster. TechCrunch experiences: Vandenberg has declared a public well being emergency as of this previous weekend, and whereas there are not any confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 on the bottom so far, the Air Drive is limiting entry to important personnel, and offering solely important companies, along with taking further precautions to guard the protection of those that have to stay on website. The delay comes shortly after the corporate efficiently launched 60 extra of its Starlink satellites. The report notes that SpaceX nonetheless seems to be on observe for its present mid-to-late Could launch schedule for the primary Industrial Crew mission with NASA.

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