SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral scrubbed


A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for launch at pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, June 26, 2020. The launch set for later today will deploy approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WFLA/WESH)—A SpaceX launch that was scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been scrubbed.

SpaceX tweeted it was “standing down” from Thursday’s launch, so they would have more time for “mission assurance work,” and would announce the next scheduled launch at a later date.

The Falcon 9 rocket was set to lift off from Cape Canaveral around 12:14 p.m. The rocket will be carrying another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit. The company is rying to build a network for about 12,000 small satellites to provide high-speed and affordable Internet to people around the world.

Thursday’s launch would have kicked off the company’s 15th Starlink mission.


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