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SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket; Starlink launch delayed to Monday


SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket; Starlink launch delayed to Monday SpaceX test-fired its next Falcon 9 rocket Friday ahead of a planned launch Monday from Cape Canaveral with 60 more Starlink Internet satellites, days after an international group sounded another warning about the effects of large satellite fleets on astronomy. The hold-down firing Friday at Cape Canaveral signaled a milestone in SpaceX’s preparations for the next Starlink launch Monday. That represents a two-day delay from the mission’s first public target launch date. The mission was delayed to Sunday due to poor weather in the Falcon 9’s first stage recovery zone in the Atlantic Ocean.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Feb 16)

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