SpaceX delays next Starlink satellite fleet launch due to rocket ‘recovery issue’

SpaceX called off the launch of a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites on Thursday (Sept. 17) due to a “recovery issue” related to the mission’s Falcon 9 rocket.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch 60 new Starlink satellites for the company’s growing megaconstellation at 2:19 p.m. EDT (1819 GMT) Thursday from Pad 39A of NASA’s historic Kennedy Space Center in Florida. But 15 minutes before the planned liftoff, SpaceX scrubbed the mission. 

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