SpaceX standing down on launch set to carry another round of Starlink satellites

VIDEO: SpaceX to launch another round of Starlink satellites Friday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX was planning to send another round of Starlink satellites to space from Cape Canaveral on Friday, but announced at 2 p.m. that the launch will be rescheduled.

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The launch was slated for 4:18 p.m. SpaceX has not announced a new launch date yet, but when the mission does launch it will take with it the third batch of Starlink satellites launched this month.

The rocket will also carry two Earth observation microsatellites for Blacksky Global.

“They get a cheap ride – much cheaper than buying the whole rocket,” said Dr. Ken Kremer with Space UpClose. “So that’s the advantage to these small companies as long as the rocket is going where they want their satellite to go.”

The launch is part of a larger mission by SpaceX to provide high-speed internet access around the word.

Once the SpaceX satellites launch, it will bring the total number in space to around 600.