The U.S. company SpaceX abandoned its original plans and postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with 143 satellites scheduled for January 23.
To take such a decision, SpaceX leaders were forced by adverse weather conditions.
Dispatcher said that the launch was postponed on the day. According to his data, favorable conditions could be expected as early as Sunday after 10 o’clock on the U.S. East Coast (17:00 Moscow time).
On Jan. 18, Ilon Musk’s competitor, Virgin Orbit launched its LauncherOne rocket into orbit for the first time. The launch put nine CubeSat satellites into orbit. “We are proud to say that LauncherOne completed its first space mission, delivering satellites into space for our friends at NASA,” the company said.