SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed due to high winds, now set to launch Thursday

CNET | 5/15/2019 | Jackson Ryan
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Falcon 9 sits ready on the launchpad for the final Iridium NEXT mission.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to bring speedy broadband to the world. Achieving that lofty goal relies on 60 satellites tucked neatly away inside a Falcon 9 payload bay. Now he's going to have to wait at least another 24 hours.

Starlink - Mission - Internet - Satellites - Thursday

The Starlink mission is set to deliver those first 60 internet satellites to orbit Thursday, after upper level winds delayed the original launch set for Wednesday evening. Starlink's successful launch will pave the way for a megaconstellation that will eventually contain over 12,000 of the miniature internet-providing beasts.

The launch window i snow scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. PT and close at 9 p.m. PT on May 16.

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As is par for the course for SpaceX now, the company will attempt to land the Falcon 9 booster on a droneship known as "Of Course I Still Love You," floating along in the Atlantic Ocean. Around an hour into the mission, the satellites will be deployed.

If you're the kind of person who loves a spaceship and wants to watch along, SpaceX will provide a live stream Thursday at the webcast homepage. SpaceX generally starts streaming around 15 minutes prior to...
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