SpaceX’s hopes for a Falcon 9 rocket launch doubleheader this weekend have been thwarted by Mother Nature.
Bad weather forced SpaceX to call off its planned launch of 60 Starlink internet satellites from Pad 39B of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida this morning (Aug. 30) even as the company counts down toward a second launch from the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station tonight. The Starlink launch was targeted or 10:12 a.m. EDT (1412 GMT).
“Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink due to inclement weather during pre-flight operations,” SpaceX representatives wrote on Twitter. “Next launch opportunity is Tuesday, September 1 at 9:29 a.m. EDT, pending Range acceptance.”