SpaceX is preparing for its fifth launch of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday.
The company was scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and 60 Starlink satellites Sunday morning but rescheduled to Monday due to technical issues.
SpaceX has not released a time for the launch.
Standing down from tomorrow’s Starlink launch; team is taking a closer look at a second stage valve component. Now targeting Monday, February 17.— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 15, 2020
The launch was originally planned for Saturday, but SpaceX had to reschedule due to “poor weather in the recovery area.”
Static fire of Falcon 9 complete ahead of launching 60 Starlink satellites—due to poor weather in the recovery area tomorrow, now targeting launch on Sunday, February 16 at 10:25 a.m. EST, 15:25 UTC— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 14, 2020
The satellites are part of SpaceX’s plan to deploy the world’s most advanced broadband internet system.
SpaceX said the Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive or completely unavailable.
To read more about the mission, visit here.
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