SpaceX has rescheduled the launch of one of its Falcon 9 rockets set to carry a batch of Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit.
Together, the missions are set to carry hundreds of Starlink satellites, which are part of an ongoing effort to create a space-based broadband network that would be available worldwide. Other aerospace companies developing their own space-based broadband networks include Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
The launch announcements come just a day after SpaceX’s Starship SN9 prototype crash landed during a fiery test flight on Tuesday.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told FOX Business that it would oversee an investigation into the mishap to “identify the root cause of today’s mishap and possible opportunities to further enhance safety as the program develops.” The SN9’s successor, the SN10 Starship, is reportedly near completion.
SpaceX also has plans for space tourism partnerships with Space Adventures in 2021 and Axiom Space in 2022, as well as deal with Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, for a private mission to the Moon in 2023.