After several failed attempts, SpaceX is targeting Tuesday morning to try once more to launch another batch of Starlink satellites.
For now, weather is looking okay for launch with a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions. This launch, for instance, has been postponed at least three times, often during the last seconds before liftoff.More news: Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, diagnosed with COVID-19
SpaceX has even recently inspired the Russians to produce reusable rockets for the bettering future of space exploration.
Late Friday night, SpaceX is slated to launch a new upgraded Global Positioning System satellite for the US Space Force from Cape Canaveral, Florida - the latest spacecraft meant to help modernize the current Global Positioning System fleet.
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The GPS satellite will be added to an array that already includes 31 satellites orbiting at a rough altitude of 12,550 miles above the Earth.
To be fair to SpaceX, most of the plague of delays suffered by the company in the last month has been caused by a mixture of weather and the range's preferential treatment of ULA's "national security" NROL-44 launch. To achieve anywhere close to 48 launches annually, however, major improvements will need to be made, likely including upgrades to whatever is responsible for Falcon 9's weather constraints. It will be the 13th Starlink mission so far, and SpaceX is planning more as it grows the broadband mega constellation.
Ms. Tree caught the fairing half that flew in support of two previous missions! Both were former Starlink missions. For this launch, SpaceX still plans to recover the Falcon 9 following the flight and will attempt to land the rocket on one of the company's floating drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean.More news: BC health officials report record-high 589 new coronavirus cases on Friday