On Saturday, Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO launched a set of new satellites the company ready for launch. He published an image, of 60 satellites loaded into the front tip of SpaceX’s Falcon rocket, on Twitter. With a perspective to offer global internet coverage from space, the company intends to deliver the first batch of thousands of satellites. The tweet arrives ahead of satellite launch taking place in the upcoming week. The Falcon 9 rocket will carry the spacecraft to orbit which is the first footstep towards SpaceX’s Starlink project. It is an ultimate arrangement of satellites that will relay high-speed internet from space to the Earth. In short, these satellites are the primary functional units of the mission.
As per the company, it is an organised mega-constellation which consists of around 12,000 spacecraft. Musk said the launch schedule was variable but anticipated the takeoff could take place on either 14th or 15th May. SpaceX CEO also warned there might be problems as it is the first flight under Starlink mission. Before this, the company successfully deployed two demo satellites in 2018. Yet there are a lot of other launches to come. In future Starlink will broadcast high-speed internet from space, but it is a great deal of work.
At the moment, many companies are working to develop these so-called constellations hosting satellites linked together. The centre of attraction here is to broadcast high-speed internet from space. Along with SpaceX other companies including Amazon are aiming at the work. The newly published image revealing a large group of satellites portrays SpaceX’s pioneering plan to develop Starlink, an internet satellite network. SpaceX has gained approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch satellites. It will launch two groups of satellites for the mission. According to The Verge, the first set will result in a constellation of 4,409 satellites. After that, the second group will offer a constellation of 7,518 satellites. Thus Elon Musk’s company may gain a crucial lead in the rivalry to provide internet from space.