5/16/2019, 7:20 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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SpaceX postpones launch of first Starlink satellites

Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed the launch of the first Starlink satellites due to high winds over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, multiple tech media reported on Thursday. The mission was supposed to deliver 60 satellites for to low orbit, which would be first of many in the attempts to create a global commercial broadband network.

Meteorological conditions for the launch will delay the launch for at least 24 hours. Starlink project is aimed at positioning more than 12,000 low-cost satellites which would enable the aerospace company to offer worldwide Internet service sometimes between 2020 and 2021.

Previously, SpaceX president and CEO Gwynne Shotwell announced that dozens of satellite prototypes will be launched in May and that the satellites for actual service would be put into orbit later during the year. ​Before the scheduled launch, Musk said that SpaceX's funding rounds for the Starlink project "have been oversubscribed."

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