SpaceX had to delay its fifth rocket launch of 2016 yesterday, but the company is planning to try again today – although the weather conditions don’t look too favorable.
Elon Musk tweeted to say that “a tiny glitch in the motion of an upper stage engine actuator” was the cause of the delay yesterday. This mission will be launching the Thaicom-8 telecommunications satellite, and will also attempt its third barge landing at sea.
The launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida is scheduled for no earlier than 5.39 p.m. EDT (10.39 p.m. BST), and you’ll be able to watch it live at SpaceX’s webcast. But, at the moment, there's only a 40 percent chance of favorable conditions in the 2-hour launch window, so there’s no guarantee it'll go ahead. The next launch window is Saturday, which has a 50-50 chance of favorable weather.
There’s no other update from the company at the time of writing, so tune in later to see if the launch goes ahead.