San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) SpaceX on Wednesday postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 Starlink Internet communications satellites due to large winds.
"Staying today due to abundance in the upper level. Teams are working against tomorrow's backup launch window, which opens at 10.30 am EDT," said SpaceX in a tweet.
The launch will also include a landing attempt by Falcon 9's first stage on one of SpaceX's drone ships in the Atlantic, Space.com reported.
Starlink is designed to provide high-speed Internet access to areas on the planet where broadband is rare, mocking, or non-existent.
SpaceX's ultimate goal is to put nearly 11,000 Starlink satellites in low ground path between now and the mid-2020s
The company is one of several, including Jeff Bezos & # 39; Amazon, which builds these so-called "constellations" of interconnected satellites to deliver high-speed internet from space.
This first launch is really only a small part of a long process, and this assumes that everything goes according to plan, according to Engadget.
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