SpaceX Scrubs Starlink 4 Launch Set for Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
By Space Coast Daily // February 15, 2020
next attempt to launch will be Monday
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.”
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
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.
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
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