July 14, 2020, 20:26


SpaceX Postpones Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Over Weather Conditions

SpaceX Postpones Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Over Weather Conditions

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Private US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX said that it has delayed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with 60 satellites within the framework of the Starlink mission for 24 hours due to strong winds.

“Standing down today due to excess upper-level winds. Teams are working toward tomorrow’s backup launch window, which opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT [05:30 a.m. Friday GMT]”, the company wrote on Twitter.

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Starlink mission will be SpaceX’s heaviest load.

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“Starlink mission will be heaviest @SpaceX payload ever at 18.5 tons. If all goes well, each launch of 60 satellites will generate more power than Space Station & deliver 1 terabit of bandwidth to Earth”, Musk wrote on Twitter.

Starlink is SpaceX’s satellite constellation project, launched in 2015, and envisages the development of global low-cost and high-performance internet. The company has reportedly raised over $500 million to launch as many as 12,000 satellites. The network is expected to become operational after at least 800 of them are deployed into Earth’s orbit.

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Today07/14/2020
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Wed
07/15/2020
moderate rain

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  • Clouds: 98%
  • Wind: 6.17 m/s
  • Wind Direction: SE
  • Pressure: 999hPa
  • Humidity: 68%

Thu
07/16/2020
moderate rain

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  • Clouds: 99%
  • Wind: 4.58 m/s
  • Wind Direction: WNW
  • Pressure: 1004hPa
  • Humidity: 79%

Fri
07/17/2020
light rain

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  • HI/LO: 21/13
  • Clouds: 100%
  • Wind: 3.16 m/s
  • Wind Direction: WNW
  • Pressure: 1011hPa
  • Humidity: 69%

Sat
07/18/2020
light rain

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  • HI/LO: 21/14
  • Clouds: 41%
  • Wind: 3.44 m/s
  • Wind Direction: WNW
  • Pressure: 1016hPa
  • Humidity: 47%

Sun
07/19/2020
broken clouds

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  • HI/LO: 24/15
  • Clouds: 62%
  • Wind: 4.97 m/s
  • Wind Direction: NNW
  • Pressure: 1016hPa
  • Humidity: 33%

Mon
07/20/2020
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  • Wind: 4.7 m/s
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  • Pressure: 1011hPa
  • Humidity: 55%

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