Due to weather conditions, SpaceX cancelled the Starlink satellite launch mission originally scheduled for Monday
On September 29, according to foreign media reports, due to the weather, the US space exploration technology company SpaceX cancelled a new batch of Starlink satellite launch missions originally scheduled for Monday local time.
Foreign media reported that the company’s “Falcon 9” rocket originally planned to launch 60 new Starlink satellites from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but thick clouds over the launch site prevented the launch. Currently, the new launch date has not been announced.
It is reported that SpaceX’s first batch of Starlink satellites was put into orbit on May 23, 2019, and the launch mission originally scheduled for Monday local time was the company’s 13th Starlink satellite launch mission since 2019.
This launch will bring the total number of satellites into orbit to 773. If the two prototype satellites launched in 2018 are included, the total number of satellites into orbit will be 775.
As early as January 2015, SpaceX CEO Musk announced a satellite Internet service plan, which was named “Starlink”. SpaceX plans to launch about 12,000 communication satellites into orbit to provide broadband Internet services to users on Earth. In addition to the nearly 12,000 satellites that have been approved, the company has also applied for the launch of 30,000 satellites.