Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012
By Makubex
Update: SpaceX confirms second burn success. Engineers will now review data and prepare for the launch on May 7, to ISS.

Update: Looks like test successful, waiting for official report.

Update: T minus 2 minutes to flame.

Update: Terminal Count Auto sequence initiated.

Update: Countdown sequence resumed.

Update: Elon Musk, tweets "Flight computer aborted rocket hold down firing. Anomaly addressed. Cycling systems to countdown."

Update: SpaceX is now reviewing the data, may recycle and try the test again today. Stay tuned.

Update: SpaceX, tweeted "Terminal count aborted. Reviewing Data".
Engine test was aborted 47 seconds before ignition.

Watch Live, here. (note: seems you are late to the party, Live stream is over!)

Today April 30, SpaceX will static fire test the Flacon 9 rocket's nine powerful Merlin engines in preparation for the company’s upcoming launch to International Space Station.

You can watch the live webcast of the Static Fire Test of Flacon 9 rocket, here. The webcast is set to begin at 2:30 PM ET/ 11:30 AM PT, with the actual static fire targeted for 3:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM PT.

After the test, SpaceX will conduct through review of all the data and make final preparations for the upcoming launch. SpaceX plans to launch its Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket to ISS on May 7, 2012. This mission would make SpaceX the first commercial company to attempt to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Previously the launch was scheduled to be on April 30, but was delayed to finish hardware-in-the-loop testing.


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