60 satellites for an Internet Constellation

High tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket firm, SpaceX, lanced the inaugural batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on the last Thursday for Elon’s new Starlink internet service.

Around 10:30 pm, a Falcon 9 rocket, which was carrying the satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,  has been blasted by clearing a key hurdle for a business venture that Musk hoped will generate the needed cash for his larger ambitions in space.

The mission was cleaned because of powerful winds against the Cape and the following night in the process to update satellite software, the launch finally came a week after two back to back countdowns.

About an hour after Thursday’s launch, the 60 satellites flew away into space that was released into the orbit according to the plan.

And for the triumphant landing on a barge floating in the Atlantic, the Falcon 9’s principal platform reusable patron rocket flew back to Earth.

It will definitely need another day to learn whether all the satellites developed are functioning properly said SpaceX. Making them the heaviest payload where each weighs about 227 kg aloft by SpaceX to date.

To paying customers around the globe, they outlined the beginning stage of a proposed constellation competent of beaming signals for high-speed internet service from space.

It would not be a surprise to see SpaceX launch 1000 to 2000 Starlink satellites a year and that would be a very successful outcome said Musk.

This post was last modified on May 23, 2020 10:00 AM

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