SpaceX cancels todays launch as Elon Musk misses big target of 59 satellite launch

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SpaceX scrubs today’s plan to launch 59 satellites as weather plays spoil sport

SpaceX is busy creating the entirety of the Starlink constellation in order to start the supply of worldwide internet. The space organization is very common for finding success starting from the “Launch America” event to the recent Starlink launch onboard the Falcon-9. The company tried to launch around 57 Starlink satellites along with two Earth-observation satellites for BlackSky Global, on a Falcon 9 rocket at 11:59 am EDT on Wednesday (15:59 UTC) from Launch Complex-39A at Kennedy Space Center.

The weather looked kind of decent, with a 60-percent chance of favorable conditions at liftoff. However, the sky does not listen to anyone. So, when the time was just right the skies started to make way for the worse. Today’s SpaceX launch for 59 satellites was delayed due to the same.

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SpaceX delays 59 satellites launch today

The latest batch of satellites will increase the Starlink array to nearly 600 satellites in orbit. It’s unclear exactly how many satellites will ultimately be included in the constellation. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said previously that the service could begin operating when it reaches 1,000 satellites, and the company has already begun soliciting people to be “beta” testers of the service.

But the more satellites that are deployed will mean more comprehensive internet coverage. BlackSky is in the process of building its satellite array, with four already in orbit. The launch will increase the array to six, and the company has an initial goal of launching 16 by early next year.

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For the second time in two weeks, Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed a planned launch Wednesday of nearly 60 satellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Let us know about this in the comments section below! Also, do not forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for instant updates of the science and tech world.

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