Yesterday, NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX were forced to abort their Falcon 9 rocket launch just 16 minutes before the planned blast off, because of looming tropical storms near Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
But was the SpaceX Dragon aborted due to bad weather conditions? According to Florida Maquis, the thunderstorms ended in the early evening, and the weather actually cleared up a short time after the mission was aborted.
Indeed the launch was aborted because of weather issues and it would have been fixed in 10 minutes, but the lift off could not wait, because the fast-changing position of the ISS meant the rocket would have missed the target even leaving just seconds after the scheduled launch.
Nevertheless, Florida Maquis goes on and states that he noticed on the live feed, a strange anomaly near the International Space Station and suggested that maybe NASA aborted the launch due to this unidentified object speculating that it could have been the Black Knight Satellite.
When zooming in onto the black object we see that it is not just a speck on the lens, it clearly has a triangular shape but if it could have been the Black Knight Satellite is hard to say.