Afterplaying chaos with the SpaceX launch schedule, Ilona Maska’s rocket company is trying to launch more of its Starlink broadband satellites into orbit. The 14th batch of orbital routers was sent up from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday morning, and another set of about 60 satellites is scheduled to launch from Florida on Wednesday, according to airspace closure.
Launch on Sunday was due to the tower of flame, which ended with the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket, which was the sixth flight in his career. He successfully landed a drone in the Atlantic to possibly fly another day. Both halves of the rocket’s nose cone were also fixed by ships equipped with huge nets, although one seemed to have at least partially broken through the net.
SpaceX and a competitorfrom late August to early October, there were several launch attempts due to weather and technical issues, which led to the growth of the hashtags #scrubtember and #scrubtober. Since then, SpaceX has now managed to get two , including this one on Sunday.
Aand the launch of a US spy satellite ULA remains justified as long as technical issues continue to be developed.
SpaceX needs to bring thousands of its Internet-emitting birds into low-Earth orbit over the next few years to meet FCC approval requirements. More than 700 satellites have been launched so far, and more than 60 of the oldest models have been or will soon be defused. All this means that SpaceX must go the way of achieving its ultimate ambition to create a mega-constellation with tens of thousands of satellites.
SpaceflightNow.com reports that the mission is scheduled to depart at 5:25 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday (8:25 a.m. in Florida). As soon as live video streaming becomes available, we’ll add it here.