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
All You Need To Know About SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket:
1. SpaceX Falcon 9 will be launched on February 21 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
2. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will send SpaceX's first two Starlink broadband satellites and the earth-observing Paz radar-imaging satellite for Spain. The starlink satellite aims to provide low-cost Internet access on a global scale. The primary payload on Falcon 9 rocket is the 3,000-pound Paz.
3. Paz satellite - named after the Spanish word for "peace" will be launched into a 514 km circular orbit and will be built by Airbus for the Spanish company hisdeSAT. Paz satellite will be used for military and civilian purposes.
4. SpaceX is expected to launch two prototype satellites, called Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, as part of its Starlink broadband satellite constellation. The goal of SpaceX is to deliver fast, reliable Internet access to virtually everyone. It aims to offer broadband speeds comparable to fiber optic networks and also bring 5G-like service to billions around the world.
5. SpaceX ultimately intends to put some 12,000 broadband satellites in low Earth orbit. The initial satellites in the network are expected to come online next year.
(With Inputs From Agencies)