Update (April 14, 4:15 p.m. ET): SpaceX announced that today's launch has been postponed due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage:
Today’s launch is scrubbed due to a Helium leak on Falcon 9. Fix will be implemented by next opp on 4/18. Updates @ http://t.co/NHREgPdLxw
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 14, 2014
The next opportunity for a launch will be at 3:29 p.m. ET on Friday, April 18, although the company says the weather forecast for that day is not as favourable. More updates on the way.
SpaceX's latest delivery to the International Space Station was nearly put on hold for a third time this weekend, when NASA discussed plans for an unscheduled spacewalk to repair a downed backup computer on the station. However, rather than causing another delay, the situation has made today's launch a priority, since the cargo on board includes equipment crucial for the spacewalk to succeed.
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