SpaceX delays launch of internet satellites

SpaceX delays launch of internet satellites

The company said the launch has been scrubbed to update satellite software and triple-check everything. SpaceX hasn't provided many specifics on the capabilities of Starlink, but hopefully, it can do better than existing satellite broadband solutions that can have latency of nearly a second. It will take another six launches before Starlink offers what Elon Musk calls "significant coverage".

Yesterday's launch was scrubbed due to high upper level winds.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for launch on a supply mission to the International Space Station on historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 17, 2017. Now, SpaceX is eyeing next week for a possible launch date.

The official forecast for the May 16 attempt was expected to have a 90% chance of favorable conditions. The primary weather concern is cloud cover. SpaceX's plan for roughly 12000 satellites far exceeds the 1957 satellites orbiting the Earth now, according to a tally by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The rocket hardware previously launched Telstar 18 VANTAGE in September 2018, and again, in January with 10 Iridium NEXT satellites.

Falcon 9's booster will touch down on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean about eight minutes after liftoff. Musk said he is concerned about the solar panel deployment, and he noted that there are two different deployment mechanisms on the satellites for this goal.

"It will nearly seem like spreading a deck of cards on a table", Musk said. There is expected to be some contact between the spacecraft but they are created to handle it, he said.

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Musk said that data was out of date, and that the company's recent funding rounds have been "oversubscribed". SpaceX announced the satellites back in 2015 and has been working on them ever since.

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In order to receive SpaceX internet, users will need an antenna which "basically looks like a sort of a small to medium sized pizza", said Musk, adding it would be a "flat disc". Deploying dozens of spacecraft is risky for the satellites, for obvious reasons.

As with all SpaceX missions, the company will be live streaming the event from start to finish.

'We think this is a key stepping stone on the way towards establishing a self-sustaining city on Mars and a base on the moon, ' said Musk, who is also the chief executive officer of automaker Tesla Inc. However, the Starlink launch is different. More than 7,500 of those satellites will be in very-low-earth orbit (VLEO) to reduce latency on the ground.

Not in the form of one of its "whoop whoop yeah!"-style web casts that always accompany its launches these days (though it will do that too), but by launching the first 60 of up to 12,000 of SpaceX's own satellites that could eventually bring fast Internet access to every human irrespective of where they are on the planet".

Musk has previously said the venture could give three billion people who now do not have access to the internet a cheap way of getting online.

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