Update on #Falcon9 and Hispasat: The #SpaceX recovery fleet has been called back to Port Canaveral. They had been out for over a week, so this is understandable.— Michael Baylor (@nextspaceflight) March 1, 2018
If SpaceX still intends to recover the first stage, the earliest the launch could take place is next week.
Due to additional checks at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) as part of the resumption of launches, the Flight VS18 mission – initially scheduled for March 6 – is being postponed by a few days.
The Soyuz launch vehicle and spacecraft are in stable and safe conditions.
The new targeted launch date for the O3b satellites is March 9, 2018 at exactly:
11:37:06 a.m., in Washington, D.C.
1:37:06 p.m., local time in French Guiana
16:37:06, Universal Time (UTC)
5:37:06 p.m., in Luxembourg and Paris
7:37:06 p.m., in Moscow.
Фотографии вывоза ракеты-носителя «Союз-СТ-Б» на стартовый комплекс и установка космической головной части в составе четырех космических аппаратов O3b и разгонного блока «Фрегат-МТ» под обтекателем.— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) March 7, 2018
Пуск запланирован 9 марта в 19:37 мск с Гвианского космического центра pic.twitter.com/vUc3gWWXOa