SpaceX just launched from Cape Canaveral, the first 60 of nearly 12,000 high-speed Internet Satellites.
SpaceX tweeted just before the launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida:
“Starlink will connect the globe with reliable and affordable high-speed broadband services.”
SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services.
Elon Musk explains:
“For the system to be economically viable, it’s really on the order of 1,000 satellites. which is obviously a lot of satellites, but it’s way less than 10,000 or 12,000.”
Starlink satellites are equipped with one solar array instead of two, minimizing potential points of failure pic.twitter.com/bJirVr67fF
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 24, 2019
Images credit SpaceX