SpaceX Scrubs Starlink 4 Launch Set for Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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next attempt to launch will be Monday

SpaceX announced it has scrubbed the launch of the Starlink 4 mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station planned for Sunday, February 16. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – SpaceX announced it has scrubbed the launch of the Starlink 4 mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station planned for Sunday, February 16.

SpaceX said that the postponement was due to a technical issue and the next attempt to launch will be Monday, February 17.

SpaceX said on its Twitter feed that it would take “a closer look at a second stage valve component.”

This mission will carry the fifth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.

Following first stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to recover the engine on the drone ship “Of Course, I Still Love You” stationed in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida.

Coverage of the launch and recovery can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

The launch was originally scheduled for Saturday before being postponed to Sunday morning.

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Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by American company SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access. The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites, working in combination with ground transceivers. SpaceX also plans to sell some of the satellites for military, scientific or exploratory purposes.

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