China News Service, June 27, according to the Russian Satellite Network reported on the 27th, the US Space Exploration Technology (SpaceX) announced that it once again delayed the launch of the 10th batch of "Star Chain" satellites, saying it needs more time for pre-launch testing.
Data map: On December 5, 2019 local time, at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched with the Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft carried nearly 6,000 pounds (about 2722 kg) of spacecraft. Supply materials and research materials.
SpaceX posted on social media “Twitter” that “we canceled the Starlink satellite launch scheduled for today, which requires additional time for pre-launch testing. The Falcon 9 rocket and satellite are in normal condition.”
SpaceX recently announced that the launch plan on June 25 will be postponed to June 18 at 16:18 EST, and 57 Starchain satellites and 2 satellites will be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida, USA. Blacksky's remote sensing satellite.
According to previous reports, SpaceX plans to build a "Star Chain" network of about 12,000 satellites in space from 2019 to 2024 to provide high-speed Internet access services from space to the earth.
SpaceX plans to put 720 "Star Chain" satellites into orbit through 12 batches of rocket launch missions. Each batch of launch missions consists of 60 satellites, each weighing approximately 260 kg. After completing this phase of the task, the company hopes to start providing "Star Chain" services to customers in the northern United States and Canada later in 2020, and to cover the world in 2021.