SpaceX company Ilona Mask again postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 missile, which is to put into orbit the Spanish satellite PAZ for radar surveillance, as well as test satellites for the distribution of the Internet Microsat 2a and Microst 2b. The launch was postponed to February 21.
Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing. Payload and vehicle remain healthy. Due to mission requirements, now targeting February 21 launch of PAZ.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 17, 2018
On the evening of February 16, it became known that SpaceX postponed the launch of Falcon 9 on 18 February, originally scheduled for launch on 17 February.
SpaceX intends to create a network of satellites for its future communications network to provide Internet access around the world. The network will have approximately 12,000 satellites, the edition of The Verge noted . If the tests are successful, then the creation of the network will be completed by 2024.