SpaceX has delayed the next launch of its Starlink Internet satellites starting Monday, opting to move forward instead of 24 hours due to conditions affecting the Atlantic Ocean’s booster recovery zone.
“Now the Falcon 9 Starlink launch is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24 at 9:30 pm EST, when the weather conditions in the recovery area should improve.” Said SpaceX The mission began at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.
The Of course I still love you The drones, designed to host rocket landings about 250 miles northeast of Florida, saw rough conditions throughout the day on Monday. If the recovery zones are too unstable, the Falcon 9 could reach the first stage of 162 feet, causing damage or falling into the ocean. The drone could also explode and damage the aircraft.
Around the pad, meanwhile, Said the space force Tuesday’s attempt should see 80% “go” conditions for the lift off. The “go” percentage does not include booster recovery weather or high-level winds, which are constantly monitored as teams approach the elevator window.
A previous attempt was canceled late Sunday night as a 230-foot rocket was about to launch. An exact reason was not released, but SpaceX said the 60 Starlink satellites’ rockets and payloads were “healthy” and that the teams needed more time to review the figures.
This booster is exclusive to SpaceX – Tuesday’s flight will mark its seventh to date, making it the Fleet Leader and the Flying Falcon 9.
If successful, the 16th Starlink mission would mean that SpaceX has launched approximately 960 Internet-beaming satellites to date, although less than 850 are currently operating due to planned D-bits or debits. Flat satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of about 350 miles.
Tuesday’s launch further strengthens SpaceX’s position in the field of satellite internet, which is just beginning to take shape for a company that plans to finally offer worldwide coverage. Some US and Canadian-based customers – mainly in the northern states such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Maine – have already received Invitation to join the ceremony.
Although not yet as competitive as the ground-based Internet, the constellation offers much faster speeds than traditional satellite networks at a lower cost – for example, one for customers working in remote areas or living in cabins. Welcome change.
If called, North Width customers pay a one-time fee of 4 499 for a 19-inch satellite dish and wireless router. The cost of the service itself is $ 99 per month.
Start on Tuesday, November 24th
- Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9
- Mission: 16th launch of Starlink Satellite
- Start time: 9:13 pm ET
- Launch window: Immediate; Must launch on time
- Run Complex: 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
- Weather: 80% “Go”
Go floridatoday.com/space Start at 8pm on Tuesday night to watch the launch live.