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SpaceX aborts launch of Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday morning, and the ground of a mission which is intended to carry a 60 Starlink Internet satellites into space for the growing number of high-speed, mega-constellation-after finding a problem with the rocket’s engine, just in time for the launch.
The rocket had been completed, and the countdown to the launch of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida when the team is ordered to break off from it’s launch.
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“It was the condition of the engine, which is the cause of our break up and today was the launch, the supply chain supervisor, Michael Andrews, said. “There are a thousand ways to have a launch to go wrong and only one way it could go right.”
Mr Andrews said the vehicle “appeared to be in good health,” and SpaceX would be independent of the details of the next launch opportunity, at a later point in time.
The launch would have marked the sixth launch of the Starlink satellites Elon Musk’s space travel company, which has already been used more than 100 satellites in space.
The launch was aborted on Sunday after an issue with its Falcon 9 rocket by the motor.
The Starlink satellites, each of which has a weight of about 573 pounds (260 kg), and delivers the world’s most advanced, high-speed Internet system,” according to SpaceX.
The Falcon 9 rocket, would have used the Starlink satellites of 270 miles (440km) on top of the surface of the earth where the satellites could have their on-board ion thrusters to climb to their operational altitude of 341 miles (550 km), according to the company.
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The Falcon 9 rocket used for the mission, made up of the four previous flights in the area. It would be the first day of the company’s rockets to be launched with the support of one-fifth the time.