SpaceX Launches 60 New Satellites For Starlink Project

SpaceX Launches 60 New Satellites For Starlink Project”

SpaceX moves in 2020 with the determined launch, a space ship, and other ideas, but the expectations tempered by what the firm achieved and what it did not achieve in the year 2019. Right now, Starlink has a number of 180 satellites and is expected to grow in number by the end of this year.

The launch took place yesterday evening, January 6 2020, at 21:19 EST. Notably, the SpaceX mission was a first for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the 45th Space Wing. Reportedly, one of the constellation sent up last night was painted with an experimental coating, to investigate whether this would help avoid interference with celestial observations.

Musk affirmed the status of the satellite framework in a reaction to a tweet by a client who inquired as to whether the Starlink satellites could be conveyed in parts of Australia that are going to lose web availability. As a result, with the launch of the 60 new satellites, the SpaceX Starlink constellation has grown to include a total of 175 active satellites.

The satellite deployment, which was filmed live by a camera onboard the rocket, brings the full number of satellites, which can be part of the United States firm's Starlink network to under 180. The Falcon 9 rocket propelled 60 satellites into orbit to add to the growing Starlink array, which was already 120 satellites strong.

Like previous fleets, SpaceX reportedly brought back the Falcon 9 with the first-stage booster for launching this mission. The booster's fourth touchdown, on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, was picture-perfect, occurring eight minutes and 23 seconds after launch. Tree, ' one of two ships from the aerospace company meant to catch the spacecraft component in a large net. In response, SpaceX developed a darkening treatment to reduce reflectivity.

Eventually SpaceX wants to put 12,000 up in low-Earth orbit.

"Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable", the company wrote in its Starlink mission description.

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