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SpaceX Announces Delay in Internet Access Satellite Launch 24 hours

via:博客园     time:2018/2/17 10:34:09     readed:508


SpaceX announced on Thursday night that it has delayed the launch of Spain's radar observation satellite Paz from 24 hours to Sunday.

Sunday's launch time is 9:16 am EDT (Beijing time Sunday 22:16). The launch will use the Space Launch Complex 4-East launcher at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

SpaceX also announced on Twitter that it delayed the launch by one day and said it would give more time for pre-launch system checks. In addition, the launch of "Falcon 9" rocket and carrying the load remains healthy.

The launch of the main load is the Spanish radar observation satellite Paz. SpaceX will also piggyback two satellite prototypes, Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, which provide Internet access services during the launch. This will be the first step toward Starlink's SpaceX global satellite Internet project.

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