SpaceX Not Launching Again Until January

SpaceX has pushed back its next launch until early January. It was reportedly planning to launch in mid-December, but it now says a Falcon 9 rocket will bring up the Iridium-1 satellite next month. This will be its first launch since a rocket exploded in September, destroying both it and a satellite.

With the extra few weeks, SpaceX says it can go through more vehicle preparation and "extended testing." It's also currently "finalizing the investigation" into the September incident.

Even though the company isn't launching until 2017, it's still a pretty quick turnaround from such a significant problem.