SpaceX CRS-5 launch scrubbed

Today’s launch of the Falcon 9 carrying the CRS-5 mission to the International Space Station.  Initial indications show an issue with actuator drift on the spacecraft, assuming it can be resolved by Friday the next attempt will be at 5:09 am EST.

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Update: Elon Musk tweeted that they are investigating the upper stage Z actuator which was behaving strangely during the final stages of the countdown today.

The weather forecast for Friday’s attempt is currently showing a 20% chance of launch criteria violation due to fly through precipitation.

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