MOSCOW, March 2 – RIA Novosti. SpaceX again postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with Starlink Internet satellites, the reason for the transfer was unfavorable weather conditions.
The launch has already been postponed twice in the last two days.
“Due to poor weather conditions … and in order to provide additional time for prelaunch checks, the launch of Starlink satellites from the LC-39 launch complex is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 19.53 US East Coast time (03.53 Wednesday Moscow time) “, – said in a message posted on Twitter by the company.
Starlink is a next generation satellite network capable of providing broadband Internet access to the inhabitants of the Earth. The project began in February 2018. Its goal is to provide access to high-speed Internet anywhere in the world. In total, at the first stage of creating the network, it is planned to launch about 12 thousand satellites.
The company has already launched Internet testing among ordinary users. You need to pay $ 499 for equipment to receive and send a signal, the monthly subscription fee is $ 99, which is comparable and even less than that of the main providers in the United States.
The manufacturer promises download speeds from 50 to 150 Mb / s. Based on the data obtained, the specialized media report that in practice this is true, sometimes the indicators are even higher.