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SpaceX announces new launch date for Starlink satellites after delay

The launch would bring SpaceX's Starlink constellation to very nearly 600 total in low-Earth orbit.

SpaceX has announced a new launch date for its latest Starlink launch which was postponed due to bad weather in the area. This is the tenth batch of Starlink satellite mission which was originally set to launch on June 26 but was delayed to July 8.

Now the launch will take place on July 11 carrying 57 Starlink satellites as well as two hitchhiking Earth observation satellites from operator BlackSky, which offer imaging and global monitoring services.

“Targeting Saturday, July 11 at 10:54 a.m. EDT for Falcon 9 launch of 57 Starlink satellites and 2 BlackSky spacecraft,” SpaceX said in a tweet.

All of the Starlink satellites include the new VisorSat feature which is SpaceX’s solution to complaints that Starlinks are flooding the night sky with excessive light and blocking astronomers from making new discoveries.