SpaceX’s Starlink Launch Scrubs Seconds Before Liftoff, Rescheduled for Weekend Written 14 July 2023


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

Florida Today reports that SpaceX’s latest attempt “at launching another batch of Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station was scrubbed just seconds before liftoff early Friday.” Originally set to fly “during an hour-and-a-half long window that opened at 12:10 a.m. EDT, the mission to send 54 of the flat-pack satellites to low-Earth orbit was aborted forty seconds before liftoff from Launch Complex 40.” No reason “for the scrub was immediately provided by SpaceX.” SpaceX’s next opportunity “to launch the 230-foot rocket on a southeasterly trajectory is early Saturday, July 15, at 12:15 a.m. EDT.” 
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