China News Service, January 24. According to a report by the Chinese website of the United States, on the morning of the 23rd local time, SpaceX's "Falcon 9" rocket carrying 143 satellites was ready before launch. However, it was affected by the weather. The mission was cancelled just a few minutes before the launch.
Data map: On December 5, 2019, local time, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched on the Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft carried nearly 6000 pounds (about 2722 kg). Supplies and research materials.
According to the report, SpaceX had already refueled the "Falcon 9" booster on the morning of the 23rd. However, due to weather conditions, a few minutes before the scheduled launch window, it announced the cancellation of the "Transporter 1" mission. Launch.
According to sources, the situation at Cape Canaveral, Florida, did not meet the conditions for safe launch.
SpaceX subsequently announced that the launch was postponed to the 24th, and the tentative launch window time is 10 am Eastern Time.
The report pointed out that SpaceX plans to bring 143 satellites into space this time, which will exceed the previous record of a single satellite launch set by the Indian carrier rocket in February 2017.
At that time, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle sent 104 satellites into space.
According to previous reports, SpaceX plans to build a "Starlink" network consisting of approximately 12,000 satellites in space between 2019 and 2024 to provide high-speed Internet access services to the earth from space.