It's possible that the average 3-4 months Block 5 boosters now spend between launches is filled exclusively with inspections, nondestructive testing, and perhaps some mild cleaning in certain areas, but it's certainly not as probable as the need for some mildly to moderately significant repairs or part replacements.
Monday's flight got underway at 10:32 a.m. PST (GMT-8; 1:32 p.m. EST) when the Falcon 9's nine Merlin 1C first stage engines ignited with a rush of flame and steaming exhaust, pushing the slender 130-foot-tall rocket away from pad 4-East at Vandenberg.
This is the third time the launch has been postponed.
This is the second delay for the launch.
For SpaceX, the mission, called SSO-A, marked its 19th launch of 2018, surpassing its previous annual record of 18 launches a year ago. Bad weather caused subsequent delays. No SpaceX rocket has ever flown more than twice.
In photo, Bush's service dog honours the late president
Family spokesman Jim McGrath said other Bush family members are expected to be at the Maryland military base for the arrival. Writing for the Washington Post on Saturday, Clinton declared of Bush: " I just loved him ".
The Falcon 9's first stage landed successfully on an off-shore drone ship - the "Just Read The Instructions" - in SpaceX's 32nd recovery of a spent booster.
Now, SpaceX and its workhorse vehicle is ready to set the record for most satellites launched by a single American rocket.
Some of those smaller satellites aim to build an internet network capable of supporting smart devices back on Earth's surface.
SpaceX fans looking forward to Sunday evening's rocket launch will be disappointed to learn it has been postponed until at least Monday - but there is still hope of spotting a show in the sky above San Diego soon.
'Most of the start-ups are planning to eventually have constellations of between 60 and 100 satellites, ' according to Wired.