May 16, 2019

SpaceX will send 60 satellites to orbit tonight in the first of a dozen launches to set up Starlink

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In the first of a dozen launches to set up its Starlink network that could provide high-speed internet all around the world…

SpaceX is now eyeing tonight for the lift-off of a Falcon 9 rocket towing the first of 60 Starlink satellites after postponing its planned Wednesday launch due to high winds.

Launch of the mission, aimed at placing the initial stage of Musk’s space-based global internet network into low-Earth orbit, was rescheduled for 10:30 p.m. on Thursday (0230 GMT Friday) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX said.

In a call with reporters before Wednesday’s countdown was halted, the high-tech entrepreneur praised the ‘fundamental goodness’ of his ambitions to expand internet connectivity globally but cautioned that success was far from guaranteed.

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