SCRUBBED: SpaceX Starlink 1 Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Pushed Back To Next Week
By Space Coast Daily // May 16, 2019
New Date: TBA
ABOVE VIDEO: The launch window opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX has announced that tonight’s launch from Cape Canaveral has been pushed back to next week to update satellite software. Yesterday’s launch was scrubbed due to high upper level winds.
Standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again. Always want to do everything we can on the ground to maximize mission success, next launch opportunity in about a week.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 17, 2019
A specific date and time for the launch was not mentioned by SpaceX.
The rocket will launch a number of satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.
SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services.
Following stage separation, the main stage booster engine will attempt landing on drone ship ‘Of Course, I Still Love You’ in the Atlantic Ocean.
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
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