SpaceX Scrubs Mission SES-9 for Third Time in a Week

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With only seconds to go to liftoff, SpaceX aborted yet another launch attempt Sunday — the third time it’s called things off since Wednesday.

Elon Musk’s private space company tweeted that the launch vehicle and the spacecraft were healthy. Monday had been set for a backup launch date at Cape Canaveral, Florida, but SpaceX said an update was pending a data review.

Mission SES-9 is trying to achieve the first successful rocket landing on an ocean platform. Its two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, designed to send of satellites into orbit, uses a new fuel mixture that offers more power…

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