Spacex cancels Falcon 1 launch until 2006
Monday, December 19, 2005
Rocket company SpaceX, notorious for repeatedly pre-announcing its first flight on Wikinews, cancels its latest attempt and defers further flights until 2006.
This latest launch attempt on the 19th December was cancelled due to structural issues with the first-stage fuel tank of the Falcon 1 rocket. An electrical fault caused a valve to shut inappropriately, and as fuel drained out a vacuum was created causing the side of the fuel tank to buckle inwards.
- Dianne Molina. "SpaceX Updates" — , December 19, 2005
- Staff report. "Falcon 1 launch off until 2006" — , 20th Dec 2005.
- AP. "California company scrubs first launch of new Falcon rocket again" — , 20th Dec 2005.