The company does not plan to try and recover the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket it's using to launch the satellite.
Meanwhile, Blue Origin is now targeting a Friday launch for its resuable New Shepard rocket and space capsule.
Elon Musk's rocket company is going to take more time to diagnose a glitch with one of its brand-new Block 5 Falcon 9 boosters that was set to haul a high-tech Global Positioning System satellite to orbit for the US Air Force.
First up on the schedule is SpaceX, which plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Launch window opens at 9:07 a.m. ET.
If all the rockets now scheduled launch as planned, there could be five launches within a 24 hour period. Elon Musk's company has Space X launch; the Blue origin is the rocket of Jeff Bezos's company, France's Arianespace and United Launch Alliance which is a joint effort of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Crop.
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In 2016, SpaceX won an $83 million Air Force contract to launch the GPS III satellite, which will have a lifespan of 15 years. As of publication, three of the four rocket launches are canceled.
"We are scrubbing today's #NewShepard launch due to a ground infrastructure issue".
There's still another launch set for Wednesday, however.
Vice President Mike Pence was on hand a the nearby Kennedy Space Center to take in the launch and reassured space workers he understood the importance of making sure all systems are "go" before committing a half-billion-dollar satellite to flight. The first comes from Arianespace, which will launch a Soyuz rocket from the spaceport in French Guiana to carry a French defense and intelligence imaging satellite designated CSO-1 into orbit. The mission launched on India's upgraded Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle and is the third launch for India in just over a month, according to the Times of India.
Of course, if the Delta IV Heavy scrubs on Tuesday evening, it likely would roll over 24 hours, so we still could have the potential for five launches in 24 hours. At present, this is scheduled for 5:57 p.m. PST.