Falcon 9 Launch Slips to Next Week

May 17, 2019

SpaceX has postponed the launch of its Starlink satellites until the week of May 20th, at the earliest. Weather wasn't an issue this time. The company tweeted: "Standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again. Always want to do everything we can on the ground to maximize mission success, next launch opportunity in about a week."

SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, with broadband Internet services. It will be SpaceX's first venture into a fast-growing business. Competitors include OneWeb, aerospace giant Boeing and, more recently, direct competitor Amazon. Much like Musk, Jeff Bezos will be able to control the rides to orbit via his Blue Origin rockets.