The company has not yet announced when the next launch opportunity for the rocket will take place. SpaceX has a second Falcon 9 rocket on its neighboring launchpad, which is preparing to launch a new GPS satellite on Friday morning (2 October).
“The objective is to help us catch potential issues before the flight,” SpaceX operator Shiva Bhardwaj said after the abortion announcement. “There are a thousand ways that a launch can go wrong and only one way can be right.”
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Despite reading the ground-sensor, Bhardwaj said, the rocket seemed to be in fine condition. “Overall, the vehicle appears to be in good health,” he said.
Whenever it launches, the mission will deliver the 13th batch of about 60 Starlink satellites into orbit to join SpaceX’s growing megaconstellation that is designed to provide Internet services, especially remote areas. Which are not currently well connected.
Prior to this morning’s abortion, the launch was delayed by two weeks due to bad weather.
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