SpaceX Delays Tonight’s Starlink Satellite Launch to Monday, February 15
SpaceX was set to see its Falcon 9 rocket launch 60 more Starlink satellites into space tonight, but the company has just announced it won’t be happening anymore.
“Due to unfavorable weather tonight, now targeting Monday, February 15 at 10:59 p.m. EST for Falcon 9’s launch of 60 Starlink satellites,” said SpaceX just moments ago.
Due to unfavorable weather tonight, now targeting Monday, February 15 at 10:59 p.m. EST for Falcon 9's launch of 60 Starlink satellites
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 15, 2021
With the nearly 24 hour delay, it means SpaceX could see Starlink launches on consecutive days—Monday and Tuesday. Unfavorable weather means recovering a self-landing Falcon 9 rocket onto an autonomous drone ship at sea, becomes a very challenging feat.
Tonight’s launch was set to take place from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Let’s stay tuned for tomorrow night to see Falcon 9 take off with 60 more Starlink Satellites.