- Aug 3, 2021
Yesterday night, around 9:15 AM. SpaceX launched its 16th batch of Starlink Satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40 in Florida.
This began as an attempt to provide internet in any part of the world, even at the remotest of all areas utilizing numerous networks of satellites. This idea was prompted by Elon Musk earlier to create a bigger link through network connectivity and bring forth every part of the world upfront through the help of this network technology.
As per the report by weather officials with the 45th Weather Squadron, there was no disruption to be observed prior to the launch time unlike the earlier take-off issues.
While the primary concern was with the lift-off winds and cloud over, they witnessed an inland pushing of the cloud for a certain period of time but nothing much was posited by it when it comes to the security concern for the weather changes. In fact, the Space Force weather officials reported on the weather conditions manoeuvering the launch requirement by 80% of favorable weather conditions.
Earlier, it was set to launch on Saturday which got deleted thrice and postponed till Tuesday. The Falcon 9 booster which was supposed to land at a sea had to undergo this delay after unfavorable weather conditions over the sea pervaded.
But this is not all to it, as it broke an incredible record as the rocket hardware was seen to touch on a separate drone ship named ‘Ofcourse I Still Love You in the Atlantic.
Originally, set to launch 10 hours after the take-off by Sentinel 6, Falcon 9 had to be delayed due to technical issues. Now that the issue is resolved and has successfully made its flight it is quite a remarkable journey that set off a new record-setting endeavor.