The Florida launch will not happen Friday

Cape Canaveral, Florida – SpaceX It is now set to launch on Friday and Saturday, reversing course on the same-day launch plan He could have made history For the tightest shift between two launches.

SpaceX announce It is prioritizing the launch of the Falcon 9 for the O3b mPOWER mission on Friday, and is targeting the launch of the company’s Starlink satellites on Saturday. Initially slated for Friday, both launches likely to be less than 35 minutes apart, would have set the record for the fastest turnaround among orbital launches from Florida’s Space Coast, which has stood since November 11, 1966.

The launch Friday from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station will power a pair of internet communications satellites for customers of SES, a Luxembourg-based satellite operator. An 87-minute takeoff window is set to open at 4:21 PM ET.

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