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SpaceX postpones maiden Block 5 Falcon 9 launch to Friday after last-minute abort

SpaceX has delayed the launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 that was scheduled for Thursday, as less than a minute remained until the start of the countdown due to a technical glitch. The company said on Twitter that the flight did not take off “due to a standard ground system auto abort at T-1 min,” adding that both Falcon 9 rocket and payload “are in good health.” The second attempt at launch is scheduled to take place at 4:4 pm EDT or 20:14 UTC, it said.