The Falcon 9 rocket launched in Florida with another group of Internet satellites Starlink, the company SpaceX is broadcasting live.
The launch of the launch vehicle from the Cape Canaveral spaceport took place at 14.59 on the East Coast of the United States.
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. With the launch of the next batch of 60 spacecraft, the number of satellites in the Starlink constellation will exceed 1,7 thousand. The constellation of Starlink satellites is deployed in an orbit with an altitude of 550 kilometers and is expected to include up to 12 thousand vehicles in the future.
SpaceX 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.