SpaceX cancels today’s launch of Starlink satellites due to weather


TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 11: People watch as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 2019 in Titusville, Florida. The rocket is carrying a communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin into orbit. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NewsNation Now ) — Weather forced SpaceX to cancel the Monday launch of its 13th batch of Starlink satellites from the Kennedy Space Center.

A new target launch date for the Falcon 9 rocket will be announced at a later date, SpaceX said in a tweet.

As NewsNation previously reported, Starlink the project is full of smaller satellites that spread out and beam internet signals to receivers at homes across rural areas.

“Essentially the satellites are about 300 miles up or so,” said Sawyer Rosenstein of “Talking Space.” “And there is going to be a huge network of them. The satellites all talk to each other and send data, that way they can send it quicker back down to your home.”

SpaceX is not releasing a lot of details about the project but experts say the internet services is expected to cost about $80 a month and be available sometime next year.

“The hope is within the next year or two they can get it out to customers and grow the network,” said Rosenstein. “They are hoping to have over 40,000 satellites and more than one million ground hubs that can branch out to individual homes.”

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