SpaceX has pushed the dispatch of its next large group of Starlink internet satellites back two days, to Thursday (Sept. 3).
A Falcon 9 rocket had been planned to hang the 60 Starlink satellites on Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In any case, those plans have changed, SpaceX delegates reported today (Aug. 31).
“Now targeting Thursday, September 3 at 8:46 a.m. EDT for launch of Starlink from Launch Complex 39A, pending Range acceptance — team is using additional time for data review,” SpaceX said by means of Twitter this evening. (“Range” alludes toward the Eastern Range, the U.S. Space Force substance that supervises dispatches from the East Coast.)
SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9 first stage on a boat adrift during Thursday’s Starlink strategic. You can observe the entirety of Thursday’s activity live here at Space.com, civility of SpaceX, or legitimately through the company.
SpaceX has just propelled 600 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit. In any case, the heavenly body will get far greater than that, if things work out as expected: SpaceX has endorsement to hang 12,000 Starlink rocket and has applied for authorization to dispatch around 30,000 more on head of that.
The forthcoming Starlink dispatch was initially focused for Sunday (Aug. 30), however awful climate scuttled that attempt.