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Elon Musk postpones Starlink satellite launch

by Peter Smyth Tech Journalist
16th May 19 11:53 am

SpaceX has announced they have postponed their first launch of the Starlink constellation due to high winds and safety concerns. The Falcon 9 rocket will now launch at 2.30am on Friday morning.

SpaceX expects 60 satellites that are in the launch will orbit Earth and provide constant internet coverage across the world.

Elon Musk said on Twitter, “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.”

After 12 more launches Musk said “significant coverage” be provided.

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