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SpaceX postpones Starlink launch attempt

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 11, 2020
SpaceX postponed the latest launch of a new Starlink satellite fleet again Saturday citing the need for more checks of the mission's Falcon 9 rocket.
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The California-based rocket builder planned to launch 57 Starlink satellites andtwo BlackSky Global Earth-observing satellites from Florida at 10:54 a.m. EDT (1454 GMT) Saturday as part of a rideshare mission.

But just over an hour before liftoff, SpaceX announced via Twitter that it was standing down.

A new launch date and time still needs to be confirmed with the Eastern Range, the entity that oversees all launches along the East Coast.

"Standing down from today's launch of the tenth Starlink mission to allow time for more checkouts; team is working to identify the next launch opportunity.

Will announce a new target launch date once confirmed with the Range," SpaceX wrote on Twitter.