SpaceX has delayed its second attempt to launch the Starship rocket system into space by one day to Saturday, CEO Elon Musk said, saying some of the flight control hardware needed to be replaced.
The launch is scheduled to take place within 20 minutes at 8 a.m. local time (1 p.m. GMT, 3 p.m. Bulgarian time) from the company’s site near Boca Chica, Texas.
SpaceX aims to make a second attempt to launch its 122-meter Starship rocket system into space. During the first test in April, the rocket exploded approximately four minutes after liftoff from Texas.
Company officials said the rocket had been ready to fly for months, pending the approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, which the company received on Wednesday.
The planned flight is one of many important tests in SpaceX’s campaign to create a reusable rocket capable of sending about 150 tons of satellites into space, as well as humans to the moon and eventually Mars.