SpaceX cancelled its plan to launch the Falcon 9 carrier rocket with 60 Starlink satellites.

“Before Falcon 9 launches Starlink tonight, T-1:24 will automatically terminate; the next launch will be tomorrow, March 1, at 8:15 pm Eastern Standard Time. [03:15 GMT on Tuesday],” SpaceX said on Twitter on Sunday.

The company did not specify the reason for the delay.

The Falcon 9 rocket was originally scheduled to lift off from the Cape Canaveral (Kennedy) Air Force Station in Florida at 01:37 GMT (7:07 AM) on Monday.

The mission is to put 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. If successful in the next launch event, it will expand the number of SpaceX broadband relay satellites to include more than 1,200 (some of which are prototypes that are no longer in use).

The Starlink project aims to provide affordable broadband Internet access to the world.

According to reports, in early February, SpaceX completed an equity financing of US$850 million (approximately Rs 61.9 billion), bringing its valuation to approximately US$74 billion (approximately Rs 53.9 billion).

SpaceX raised funds at a price of US$419.99 (approximately Rs 30,600) per share. The latest round of financing represents that the company’s valuation has jumped approximately from its previous valuation (its valuation is US$46 billion (approximately Rs 335 billion)). 60%. , According to the report.

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype SN9 exploded in a landing attempt after a high-altitude test launch in early February. An accident destroyed the previous test rocket.

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The Starship SN9 prototype is a test model of a heavy rocket that the company is developing, which will carry humans and 100 tons of cargo for future missions to the moon and Mars.


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