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SpaceX scrubs rocket launch in Florida

Posted at 6:39 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 20:01:29-05

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX scrubbed its launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday morning.

On its Twitter account, SpaceX announced that the team called a hold due to an out-of-family reading on its first-stage sensors. It went on to say that the vehicle and payload remain "healthy."

Aboard the rocket is a new GPS satellite designed to be more accurate and secure, according to the Associated Press.

The next launch attempt will be on Wednesday at 6:07 a.m. PST.

Meanwhile, Tuesday evening's planned launch of a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's Central Coast appears to be on schedule. Liftoff is slated for 5:57 p.m. PST.

This planned launch comes after being delayed over the weekend.