SpaceX aborts US spy satellite launch due to rocket booster pressure issue


SpaceX called off the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a classified spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office due to high pressure in the second-stage booster.

The launch, dubbed NROL-108, was set to launch from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during a three-hour launch window that opened at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT) today (Dec. 17). The next launch attempt could occur on Friday (Dec. 18).

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