CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX just scrubbed Thursday night's attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket, and will not try to launch on Friday.

It's the second launch attempt to be scrubbed in as many days. SpaceX scrubbed the launch Wednesday night due to upper level winds.

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SpaceX tweeted Thursday that it was "standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again."

The company said the next launch opportunity would be in about a week.


 The rocket has 60 small Starlink satellites placed into the payload fairing.

SpaceX's goal is to create a massive constellation of satellites that orbit the Earth, providing high-speed internet access to virtually anywhere in the world.

As they orbit around the Earth, each of them on their own can maneuver to avoid collisions in space.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the goal is to launch 1,000 of them a year.

Eventually, Starlink could be made up of nearly 12,000 satellites.