SpaceX has put into orbit the first group of satellites for the global Internet
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The Falcon 9 launch vehicle successfully put 60 satellites into orbit, becoming the first in the Starlink mission, the American company SpaceX reported.
"The successful deployment of 60 Starlink satellites has been confirmed," says SpaceX on Twitter.
The launch of the rocket from Cape Canaveral occurred on Friday at 02.30 UTC (05.30 Moscow time). After launch, the first stage of the rocket sat on a floating platform Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. Previously, the launch of the rocket was postponed several times, first due to weather conditions and then due to the need to double-check the equipment systems.
As the head of the company Ilon Musk wrote in his Twitter, "Starlink's mission will be the heaviest cargo for SpaceX, amounting to 18.5 tons."
Starlink is the next-generation satellite network capable of providing the inhabitants of the Earth with broadband Internet access. The practical implementation of the project began on February 22, 2018, when Falkon-9 launched two test satellites into orbit, Tintin-A and Tintin-B. Total Musk plans to launch about 12 thousand satellites. SpaceX estimated the cost of implementing the Starlink project at $ 10 billion, but experts consider this figure to be underestimated.
good idea but already tested and failed with sat phones, because of high cost and very few part of the market need it, very less than 0,01 %
its amazing to have comms in the middle of no where (deserts,
oceans, big jungles) but....whats your customer base?
how many will need broadband at the top of everest in the middle of sahara desert or inside amazon hunting croks?
the only way to succeed financially is to provide cheap services to the point that will replace all today cable comms
or be another beautifull idea lost in the non profits desert
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