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SpaceX's Starlink satellites need a software update but Falcon 9 is doing fine



After wind shear pushed SpaceX's Starlink launch debut from May 15th to May 16th, delaying the launch another ~ 7 days.

For a mission as spectacularly ambitious as SpaceX's 60-satellite Starlink launch, should come as little to no surprise. Starlink satellite bus

For the time being, this scrub can effectively be considered indefinite. Troubleshooting 60 high-performance satellites – could be understandable with a very short time-consuming process. Based on comments made by CEO Elon Musk, that is likely the case. As such, the hardware will fail,

SpaceX will do the right thing. to be able to handle the anomalies that will be inevitably follow the 1000 or more satellites annually.

Falcon 9 B1049 stands for LC-40 ahead of SpaceX’s first dedicated Starlink launch. (SpaceX)

Far more important and far less guaranteed is the Falcon 9's wholly unremarkable flow up to launch. Despite it being SpaceX's third attempt at launching the Falcon 9 booster three times, Falcon 9 B1049 has been ready to launch over the last ~ 60 hours of operations. Falcon 9's stoic performance is somewhat less guaranteed.

For Starlink to succeed, the only thing to do is to be critical, if at least within reason. A failure to act as a major regulatory consequence of the failure of the sector. However, nothing will kill Starlink faster than unreliable proposition in SpaceX’s current condition.

Falcon 9 B1049 and 60 Starlink satellites stand vertical and LC-40 prior to their second scrubbed launch attempt. (SpaceX)

So long as Falcon 9 Block 5 remains as far as it may be. If all goes well with SpaceX, you can be ready to launch around May 22-24.

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