SpaceX delays launch of its latest batch of Starlink satellites, with two hitchhiking spacecraft
Update July 11th, 9:30AM ET: SpaceX postponed the launch again on Saturday morning, “to allow more time for checkouts.” The company says it will announce a new launch day once it’s confirmed.
Original Story: A little over a week after launching a GPS satellite for the Space Force, SpaceX is back with another launch of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket is slated to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, launching 57 Starlink spacecraft as well as two hitchhiking Earth observation satellites from operator BlackSky.
The flight is the latest in SpaceX’s ongoing quest to flesh out its proposed massive Starlink constellation, aimed at providing broadband internet connectivity from space. The company has…