attempt to launch its futuristic satellite constellation from Cape Canaveral on Thursday stage for the third opening not earlier than next week.
"Stand up to update satellite software and review everything," said the company two hours before planned 10:30 pm Falcon 9 from the Launch Complex 40. "Always wanted to do everything as we can on the ground to maximize the success of the mission. Next launch of the opportunity for about a week. "
If teams can work through software issues by then, Opening time is expected to be the same.
SpaceX is planning a retaliatory retaliation, previously riding two missions – one from Florida, one from California. After eight minutes after departure, the first stage of 156 feet will arrive at My Love drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Crammed on rocket's payload fairing is 60 Starlink satellite, which will kick off the company's attempt at entering the internet service business. The CEO Elon Musk expects to get between 3% and 5% of the $ 1 trillion telecommunications industry worldwide and use revenue to fund future tours on the moon and Mars.
The Starlink constellation, he said, could be operational with about 400 satellites and begin to pay for itself at that point. With nearly 1,500 satellites, Starlink will provide worldwide coverage and will help deliver connectivity to people in rural areas or to high-cost providers for less than stellar services, he said . "There is a fundamental goodness in approving people's connectivity options," Musk told reporters Wednesday.
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