SpaceX’s next Starlink mission keeps getting tripped up

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  • SpaceX was forced to again delay the launch of its next Starlink mission as well as the deployment of a satellite for paying customer BlackSky
  • The launch was delayed three times due to various issues including weather and some vague “checkouts” that need to be performed on the rocket.
  • No new launch date has been announced after the third launch scrub.

SpaceX’s launch woes continued this past weekend with yet another delay of the company’s mission to launch a new satellite for a company called BlackSky along with a fresh batch of its own Starlink communications satellites. Whether it’s weather concerns or issues with the spacecraft itself, SpaceX just can’t seem to catch a break.

Last week Wednesday was the originally scheduled launch date for the Falcon 9 carrying the suite of satellites. That, unfortunately, had to be pushed back to Friday due to weather woes, but Friday’s skies were no more favorable than they were two days prior. The third scheduled launch date, Saturday the 11th, looked a bit more favorable, but was scrubbed due to what SpaceX describes as “checkouts.”

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