October 5, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- On Thursday and Friday SpaceX had two rockets abort their launches due to technical issues.
- Elon Musk said on Twitter he will be heading to Florida this week to inspect hardware at the launch sites.
- Previously most of his energy had been focused on the company’s site in Boca Chica, Texas where SpaceX is developing its Starship rocket.
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Elon Musk will go in person to check SpaceX’s launch pads after a disappointing week where two rockets failed to launch.
On Thursday, SpaceX aborted a launch of its Starlink high-speed internet satellites following an unexpected “ground system sensor reading.” Then on Friday, a scheduled launch of its Falcon 9 rocket was aborted just seconds before launch. Elon Musk said on Twitter this was caused by an “unexpected pressure rise in the turbomachinery gas generator.”
The two aborted attempts were enough to draw Musk’s concern.