SpaceX Delays Starlink Launch a 2nd Time

An illustration showing around 4,400 satellites in SpaceX’s Starlink constellation and SpaceX founder Elon Musk at a news conference in March. Photo: Mark Handley/University College London/Reuters/Mike Blake/Business Insider

An illustration showing around 4,400 satellites in SpaceX’s Starlink constellation and SpaceX founder Elon Musk at a news conference in March. Photo: Mark Handley/University College London/Reuters/Mike Blake/Business Insider

SpaceX delayed the launch of 60 satellites as part of its ambitious Starlink internet project for the second time in a week, saying that the launch will now take place in “about a week” to allow time for a software update and to “triple-check everything.”

SpaceX, the rocket company founded and led by Elon Musk, was planning to launch 60 internet-providing statellites into the earth’s orbit — the first of 12,000 that it plans to launch in a bid to provide the planet with high-speed internet.

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