(Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said he will visit his space company’s Florida rocket facilities this week to investigate the cause of recent launch aborts and delays that have held up a busy mission schedule for the company’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket.
The space company last week halted two back-to-back Falcon 9 missions – one packed with 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites and the other carrying a GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force – over technical issues detected less than 30 seconds before planned liftoff from a launchpad in Florida.
SpaceX postponed the Starlink launch to Monday morning, but bad weather forced another delay.
“We’re doing a broad review of launch site, propulsion, structures, avionics, range & regulatory constraints this weekend,” Musk tweeted early Saturday after SpaceX called off the launch for the GPS satellite two seconds before liftoff. “I will also be at the Cape next week