SpaceX Delays Launch of 60 Starlink Satellites Again, This Time for Software Checks

Space.com | 5/17/2019 | Mike Wall
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The first big batch of SpaceX internet satellites will have to wait at least another week to get aloft.

Elon Musk's company scrubbed the launch of 60 Starlink spacecraft tonight (May 16) about two hours before their planned 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT on May 17) liftoff, citing a desire to update software and perform some more checks.

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"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 representatives said via Twittter.

Tonight's scrub was the second in as many days. SpaceX also called off an attempt last night (May 15) because of strong high-altitude winds.

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Starlink is designed to provide affordable internet access to people around the world. The first five dozen spacecraft won't be nearly enough to do this; SpaceX will need about 400 satellites to provide minimal...
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