A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch the organization’s 6th group of Starlink satellites on April 16 from Kennedy Space Center. The jump start will be done with a lean group and social distancing measures said Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, commander of the 45th Space Wing that regulates the Florida space coast ranges.
During a call with columnists April 9, Schiess needed to protect the choice to permit the launch to go ahead in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior this week, the U.S. Space Force reported it would delay until late June the launch of a GPS 3 satellite — likewise on a Falcon 9 — that was set for late April to limit the capability of COVID-19 introduction to the launch team and operators.
Schiess said that under the present health crisis, the option to help launch is considered dependent upon the situation. The Starlink launch is less work concentrated than a national security mission GPS, he said. With a leaner group it’s simpler to execute physical detachment at launch offices, said Schiess.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.