19 Feb, 2018 @ 13:43
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Spain’s SpaceX satellite launch in California delayed by four days

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BILLIONAIRE eccentric Elon Musk’s SpaceX company will blast Spanish satellites into orbit.

It comes after a technical glitch meant the launch had to be delayed by four days.

The Starlink broadband satellites and the Paz (Spanish for peace) radar-imaging satellite will be loaded on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

It is hoped the Starlink satellites will provide low-cost broadband on a global scale by a constellation of small satellites with limited service starting by 2020.

While the Paz satellite will be used for military and civilian purposes.

“Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing,” said a SpaceX spokesperson.

“Payload and vehicle remain healthy. Due to mission requirements, now targeting February 21 launch of Paz.”

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