“SpaceX” announced the postponement of the launch of “Falcon 9”, which carries more than 60 satellites to restore the orbital constellation, to the global Internet coverage of the “Starlink” system until Thursday.
The company said: “We plan to launch the Starlink satellites no later than Thursday due to the inability to use the launch pad and poor weather conditions for launch and landing.”
This is the third postponement of the launch planned early this week, as it was preceded by two postponements of the launch due to technical problems of the launch vehicle and bad weather conditions.
The company’s orbital group already consists of 1,143 spacecraft, as the previous batch of 60 satellites from Starlink was launched on February 16th.
“SpaceX” is currently the largest satellite operator in the world, and plans to deploy an orbital constellation of 12 thousand satellites of this type to create a large-scale network that provides the inhabitants of the Earth with access to broadband Internet anywhere in the world.
The total investment in the project is estimated at 10 billion dollars.