SpaceX launch delayed until Jan 29

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Bad, high-level weather over Florida caused a delay to the SpaceX launch of 60 ‘Starlink’ satellites on January 27th and again on the 28th.

Subject to local weather conditions the launch is now scheduled for 09.06 am Florida time (14.06 pm GMT) on January 29th. The launch will be televised on SpaceX’s video website.

This flight will be the second SpaceX orbital launch of 2020. This fourth batch of 60 satellites will take SpaceX’s overall total of deployed Starlink craft to 240, and brings closer Elon Musk’s plan to girdle the planet with broadband services and bypassing conventional ground-based distribution in order to reach underserved regions.

Musk has spoken of orbiting about two batches of 60 satellites each month for the rest of this year.


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