NASA has been working on a number of frontal issues in response to the new coronavirus outbreak,media reported. SpaceX, another private space agency, has been largely unaffected by the outbreak, but it is clear it cannot remain in that state forever. Now, the company is facing its first delay in the new corona virus, and it is understood that the company’s SAOCOM satellite launch program has been postponed indefinitely.
The launch was delayed because a ban was issued at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, which was scheduled to launch, to prevent the spread of the virus. No new cases of coronary infection have been confirmed at the base, but it is taking active steps to maintain this status.
It is understood that the launch mission was scheduled for March 30, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is responsible for the Argentine space agency CONAE satellite into Earth orbit. It now appears that the launch will not happen, and it is not clear how long the reschedule will be made.
At the same time, Vandenberg Air Force Base will reduce its staff, allowing only key staff to work at the base, while everyone else has to stay at home.
The new coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of people’s lives, so it’s no surprise that it’s finally reaching SpaceX. In fact, it’s worth noting that this is the first time the company’s plans have been shelved by a virus outbreak, and it is understood that the company was still carrying out Starlink last week.