Weather Once Again Delays SpaceX Starlink Launch Written 24 January 2020


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network stands ready for launch. | Associated Press-©

Florida Today reports that SpaceX “has again delayed its next Falcon 9 launch” due to “inclement weather in the area of the Atlantic Ocean hosting the booster landing.” SpaceX said on Thursday, “Weather in the recovery area continues to be unfavorable so team is now targeting Monday, January 27 for launch of Starlink.” The move marks the second delay for the launch – it was previously delayed on Tuesday “due to the same reason.” Because SpaceX’s missions “include booster landings,” it needs to consider not only “launch weather,” but also “conditions in the Atlantic Ocean.”
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