SpaceX postponed the launch of a new group of Starlink satellites for a day

The rocket and cargo are in order, the company said.

SpaceX postponed the Falcon 9 launch vehicle’s launch with the 16th group of 60 Starlink microsatellites on Monday. The company announced this on Twitter on Sunday.

“Starlink launch today (Sunday) is canceled. The rocket and cargo are in order,” SpaceX informed. According to the company, the possibility of launching on November 23 at 9:34 p.m.is being worked out.

The rocket is to launch from the Cape Canaveral space center (Florida). The first stage of the carrier was previously used six times: during the launches of Telstar 18 telecommunications satellites in September 2018 and Iridium 8 in January 2019 and launching four Starlink groups into orbit from May 2019 to August this year. The stage is planned to automatically land on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after launch.

The Starlink network is designed to provide Internet access by deploying many small vehicles weighing up to 500 kg in low-earth orbit. SpaceX estimates that placing a total of 11,000 satellites in orbit and putting them into operation will cost $10 billion.

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