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SpaceX calls off Starlink launch due to 'unfavorable weather'

SpaceX calls off Starlink launch due to 'unfavorable weather'
SpaceX has rescheduled Sunday night's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites into space until Monday. Photo courtesy of SpaceX

Feb. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX called off the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink communications satellites late Sunday due to "unfavorable weather."

Liftoff was scheduled for 11:21 p.m. EST from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Base but the launch was scrubbed at the last minute and rescheduled for Monday at 10:59 p.m., SpaceX announced on Twitter.

The U.S. Space Force forecasts a 40% chance clouds could cause another postponement on Monday night.

For Sunday night's launch, the Space Force had said there would be a 60% chance it would have to be delayed due to storm clouds or a threat of lightning.

About 1,000 active Starlink satellites have been launched into orbit around the Earth as part of Elon Musk's mission to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband Internet worldwide.

Starlink has begun taking limited orders for its Internet service under its growing territory that includes parts of the United States, Canada and Britain.

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