SpaceX tracks down launch glitch

SpaceX says that a false telemetry reading caused an abort during today’s initial attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket with the first-ever operational Dragon capsule on top. “Data corrected and we are tracking for our next attempt,” the California-based company said in a Twitter update. That next attempt has been set for 10:43 a.m. ET.

Right now the SpaceX webcast isn’t all that thrilling, but the activity should pick up again when we’re about 15 minutes away from launch.

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URL: http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/08/5611336-spacex-tracks-down-launch-glitch

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