SpaceX has launched 60 ‘Starlink’ satellites into low-Earth orbit from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. This will bring cheaper internet access to the world.
Reported by Economictimes, 60 mini satellites were launched into space with a Falcon 9 rocket. The “Starlink” satellite will be used at an altitude of 280 km to deliver broadband internet service.
Before the orbit increases, a SpaceX technician will conduct a data review to ensure all Starlink satellites operate as intended.
After checkout is complete, satellites will then use their onboard ion boosters to move to the intended orbit, SpaceX said in a statement.
60 Starlink Satellite is part of the second constellation of SpaceX broadband mega internet constellation.
SpaceX is developing low latency, broadband internet systems to meet the needs of consumers around the world.
Activated by the constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast and reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where services are too expensive or not reliable, the company said in a statement.
Since the launch of the latest Starlink satellite in May, SpaceX has increased spectrum capacity for end users through improvements in design that maximize the use of Ka and Ku bands.
In addition, the component of each satellite is 100 percent extinguished and will quickly burn in the Earth’s atmosphere at the end of its life cycle.
Starlink is targeted to offer services in parts of the US and Canada after six launches, expanding rapidly to global coverage of the world’s population after 24 launches.