BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - SpaceX was preparing for a weekend launch that would have lit up the night sky, but instead, aborted the launch just moments before it was expected to lift off.
The space company was hoping to send up its 20th batch of Starlink satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Each mission delivers around 60 satellites into orbit.
Instead, SpaceX said another launch attempt would happen on Monday at 8:15 p.m. However that has since been rescheduled as well to Tuesday at 7:53 p.m. from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
Just a few days later, the space company hopes to launch its next batch of Starlink satellites.
The launch for its 21st batch is scheduled for March 7th at 10:41 p.m.
SpaceX says Starlink can deliver high-speed broadband Internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable, "ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge."
There are said to be hundreds of Starlink satellites already in orbit, the largest constellation of artificial satellites. The plan is to eventually have thousands of them in orbit.
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Starlink is now delivering initial beta service both domestically and internationally, according to SpaceX, and will continue expansion to near-global coverage of the populated world in 2021.
Starlink is available to a limited number of users per coverage area at this time. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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