SpaceX’s designed launch of a sixth collection of 60 Starlink broadband satellites literally fizzled out today, due to an engine energy problem on a Falcon 9 rocket.
- The countdown during Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida went all a approach to 0 during 9:22 a.m. ET (6:22 a.m. PT). But a rocket didn’t go anywhere, since of bad information that cropped adult during an engine energy check.
- The first-stage upholder has been used 4 times before and was readied for a precedent-setting fifth launch. The rocket’s nose cone, or fairing, was recovered after a initial 60-satellite Starlink launch final May and refurbished for this mission.
- The goal aims to supplement to a stream constellation of 300 Starlink satellites, that are built during SpaceX’s trickery in Redmond, Wash., to yield tellurian internet access. SpaceX will report another launch try once it resolves a emanate that led to today’s cancel and confirms operation availability.