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SpaceX's Falcon 9 on the Launchpad at 39-A | Source: SpaceflightInsider

SpaceX has been forced to cancel its latest launch due to adverse weather conditions.

The Falcon 9’s launch was scrubbed just minutes before its scheduled launch time, as rain clouds passed over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The already delayed launch (26th June) has been pushed back again and a new launch date is yet to be decided.

“Standing down from today’s mission due to weather; proceeding through the countdown until T-1 minute for data collection,” SpaceX tweeted. “Will announce a new target launch date once confirmed on the Range.”

The mission was set to deliver a batch of 57 Starlink satellites into orbit as part of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s plan to beam high-speed internet down to Earth.

More than 500 Starlink satellites are already in orbit, with 12,00 more to come.

SpaceX is yet to announce a precise date for when the service will go live but it is already requesting beta testers in Canada and northern parts of the US.

The space-based internet service was already used by Elon Musk who tweeted using the network.


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