Monday, January 16, 2012

SpaceX won't launch Feb. 7

SpaceX today confirmed the launch of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station will be delayed from Feb. 7, but no new target date has been set.

Company spokeswoman Kirstin Brost Grantham released the following statement:

"In preparation for the upcoming launch, SpaceX continues to conduct extensive testing and analysis. We believe that there are a few areas that will benefit from additional work and will optimize the safety and success of this mission. We are now working with NASA to establish a new target launch date, but note that we will continue to test and review data. We will launch when the vehicle is ready."

IMAGE: Solar array panels being installed on Dragon's trunk at the SpaceX hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Credit: SpaceX

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