"Rocket and payload are in good health - teams are working towards tomorrow's backup launch opportunity at 4:14 p.m. EDT, or 20:14 UTC".
The first launch of "Block 5" of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was aborted just under 1 minute before liftoff today at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.
The new rocket is SpaceX's latest innovation to increase the reusability of its launching system.
"Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability". The new Block 5 would change that; it would require little work between flights aside from inspections, refueling, attaching the payload and fairing. The rocket is created to launch twice in a 24-hour period.
The rocket and Bangladesh's Bangabandhu 1 (BS-1) satellite are fine.
A backup launch window is ready or Saturday May 12 at 9.15pm BST (4.14pm ET).
SpaceX is targeting a launch window at 9.15pm BST (4.14pm ET) on Friday, May 11.
The rocket was supposed to take off yesterday afternoon, but Spacex scrubbed the launch after something triggered an automatic abort command at the last second.
As usual, after its takeoff, the new SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5, which has been rescheduled for today at 16:14 - 18:21 EDT, will attempt a flawless landing on the renowned Atlantic Ocean's SpaceX platform, "Of course I still love you". The satellite will provide direct-to-home services and video distribution, along with other small aperture terminal communications. "Hopefully it all goes as planned and we do a great job for the people of Bangladesh today", he said at the end of the call.