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SpaceX postpones launch of 60 Starlink Internet satellites

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on Wednesday postponed the launch of the 9 rocket carrying the first 60 due to high winds.

"Standing down today due to excess upper level winds. Teams are working toward tomorrow's backup launch window, which opens at 10.30 p.m. EDT," said in a tweet.

The launch will also feature a landing attempt by the 9's first stage on one of SpaceX's drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean, Space.com reported.

is designed to provide to areas of the planet where is rare, spotty or non-existent.

SpaceX's ultimate goal is to put nearly 11,000 satellites in low Earth orbit between now and the mid-2020s,

The company is one of several, including Jeff Bezos' Amazon, which are building these so called "constellations" of interconnected satellites to deliver from space.

This first launch is really just a small part of a long process, and that's provided everything goes according to plan, according to the Engadget.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 17:20 IST
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