A September full of suffering for space fans now seems to be bleeding over into October as a long series of launch delays continues with Monday’s scrub of a planned SpaceX Starlink mission.
This marks the fifth time the launch has been pushed back in the past three weeks, and it comes just three days after SpaceX had to stand down once again from launching a GPS satellite for the US Space Force on Friday. That mission has also been postponed now a total of four times in the past week.
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The delays aren’t only affecting SpaceX. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket was set to lift a new US spy satellite into orbit Aug.