According to the Internet portal Spaceflight Now, the launch of the Starlink Internet satellites has been postponed to October 22.
The American company SpaceX postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle scheduled for Wednesday with the next batch of 60 satellites of the Starlink communication system developed by the company. This was reported by the Internet portal Spaceflight Now.
According to him, the launch of Starlink Internet satellites was postponed to October 22. The rocket is expected to launch from the Cape Canaveral space center in Florida.
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.
A total of 13 launches were made by October 18, 2020, with 773 satellites launched into space (including test satellites).
According to SpaceX, the Starlink system will provide broadband Internet everywhere, including hard-to-reach regions, with a traffic speed of 1 Gigabit per second, which corresponds to the 5G standard. To use it, subscribers need to purchase equipment worth $ 100-300.