Reports said SpaceX had refueled the Falcon 9 booster on the morning of the 23rd, but announced the cancellation of the launch of the mission called “Transporter 1” minutes before the scheduled launch window due to weather.
Sources said the site conditions at Cape Canaveral, Florida, did not meet safe launch conditions.
SpaceX then announced that the launch was postponed to the 24th, with a tentative launch window of 10 a.m. EDT.
Reports indicate that SpaceX is planning to take a total of 143 satellites into space this time, which would surpass the previous record for a single satellite launch, set by an Indian launch vehicle in February 2017.
At that time, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle sent 104 satellites into space.
As previously reported, SpaceX plans to build a “Starlink” network of about 12,000 satellites in space between 2019 and 2024 to provide high-speed Internet access from space to Earth.