SpaceX has postponed the launch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites that had been planned for Sunday morning from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The company said it needed more time to conduct additional inspections on the Falcon 9 booster.
SpaceX also announced it was planning an additional launch of 60 Starlink satellites at the end of next week from the SLC-40 pad at the adjoining Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites on Thursday, Feb. 4. It was the second Starlink launch of the year and the fourth SpaceX flight of 2021 overall. The company now has more than 1,000 satellites in orbit.
On Thursday, February 4 at 1:19 a.m. EST, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully returned to Earth and landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean, completing this booster’s fifth launch and landing.
SpaceX will launch a second batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Friday, February 5 at 5:14 a.m. EST from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX will webcast the launch starting 15 minutes before liftoff at www.spacex.com.
SpaceX has now launched 1,085 of the broadband satellites into orbit. A total of 1,021 remain in orbit.
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. (SpaceX PR) — On Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1:50 a.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.