The SpaceX Launched 60 Internet beaming Satellites of its “Starlink” constellation, which is intended to provide internet from space and could one day number12,000 satellites. One of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets blasted off without incident from Cape Canaveral in Florida around 10:30 pm (0230 GMT). An hour later, the rocket began to release the satellites at an altitude of 280 miles (450kilometers) Reports Space.com.
The satellites than had to separate and use their thrusters to take up their positions in a relatively low orbit of 340 miles (550 kilometers). Advertise With Us That is slightly higher than the International Space Station, but well below the majority of terrestrial satellites, the highest of which sits in a geostationary orbit of 22,400 miles (36,000 kilometers).
Tucked inside the rocket’s nose cone were 60 satellites — the first batch of SpaceX’s Starlink mega-constellation, which the company hopes will help provide affordable Internet coverage to the world, Following the successful launch, the rocket’s first stage gently touched down on a floating platform at sea, marking the company’s 40th booster recovery.
SpaceX Launched 60 Internet Beaming Satellites
It was the third flight for this particular booster, marking just the second time SpaceX has flown a Falcon 9 first stage more than twice. Getting the full constellation up and running will cost in the ballpark of $10 billion dollars, and SpaceX owner Elon Musk has conceded that such efforts have bankrupted others, such as the satellite operator Iridium, reports CNN. Stay Tune For Latest Technology News Articles: Theprimetalks.com