The Falcon 9 launch vehicle launched in Florida with another group of 60 Starlink Internet satellites, the company SpaceX was broadcasting live.
The Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Cape Canaveral space center (Florida) at 02.42 local time. The first stage of the rocket is traditionally expected to land on a floating platform in the Atlantic for later use.
Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of providing the inhabitants of the Earth with broadband Internet access. The project was launched in February 2018. Its goal is to provide access to high-speed Internet anywhere in the world. In total, at the first stage of creating the network, it is planned to launch about 12 thousand satellites.
The company has already started testing the Internet among ordinary users. For the equipment for receiving and sending the signal, you need to pay $ 499, the monthly subscription fee is $ 99, which is comparable and even less than that of the main providers in the United States.
The manufacturer promises a download speed of 50 to 150 MB/s. The specialized media, based on the data obtained, write that in practice this corresponds to reality, sometimes the indicators are even higher.