SpaceX missed the launch of Starlink internet satellites for the third time. This time 18 seconds before the start

SpaceX missed the launch of Starlink internet satellites for the third time. This time 18 seconds before the start


Private space company SpaceX has postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle for the third time with another batch of 60 Starlink satellites. As the resource indicates Space.com, the start was canceled just 18 seconds before its start. This launch was postponed due to problems with non-standard sensor performance.

“We are abandoning today’s launch of the Starlink mission due to sensor abnormalities.”SpaceX said on its Twitter page.

The company has promised to announce a new launch date after it has been agreed with the cosmodrome. According to one of the SpaceX operators, despite the readings of the sensors, the launch vehicle itself with satellites is in good condition.

“In general, all systems are working well. For this, a countdown is needed, which allows you to determine a possible malfunction at the last moment. There are thousands of reasons why a launch might not go as planned, and there is only one opportunity for everything to go well. “– commented SpaceX operator Siva Bharadvaj.

Earlier, Elon Musk’s SpaceX also had to postpone the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with the 13th mission to launch 60 Starlink Internet satellites due to bad weather conditions. Recall that SpaceX plans to first increase the number of Starlink Internet satellites in earth orbit to 12 thousand, and then to 30 thousand.

By the way, at the same cosmodrome there is another Falcon 9 launch vehicle, with the help of which a new GPS satellite is to be launched tomorrow, October 2.

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