SpaceX delays launch of 60 Starlink satellites due to rocket valve checks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next batch of Starlink satellites due to an issue with a valve component on the rocket’s second stage. The next attempt will be on Monday (Feb. 17), the company said.The California-based spaceflight company was scheduled to launch 60 of its internet-beaming satellites on previously flown Falcon 9 rocket at 10:25 a.m. EST (1525 GMT) Sunday from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. However, an issue with the rocket caused the company to delay the launch for 24 hours.”Standing down from tomorrow’s Starlink launch; team is taking a closer look at a second stage valve component. Now targeting Monday, February 17,” SpaceX representatives wrote on Twitter.Video: See SpaceX’s 1st Starlink satellites in the night skyStanding down from tomorrow’s Starlink launch; team is taking a closer look at a second stage valve component. Now targeting Monday, February 17.February 15, 2020When the…



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