ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) — SpaceX plans to launch its 14th group of about 60 satellites from Florida on Sunday morning for the company’s Starlink broadband network, which is approaching a full-scale public trial period.
Liftoff is scheduled for 8:25 a.m. EDT aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
The launch would boost the number of satellites in orbit to nearly 800.
After the previous Starlink launch Oct. 6, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the launch would soon allow it to “roll out a fairly wide public” test in the northern United States and “hopefully” in southern Canada.
“Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval,” Musk wrote.
The company said emergency responders in northern Washington State had used the Starlink service in wildfire-stricken areas.
“The way emergency responders deployed Starlink in this context is representative of how