SpaceX erected a phoenix phalanx of internet satellites this evening (May 15), and you can watch live take-off.
A two-stage Sokol 9 rocket carrying the first 60 spaceships in the Starlink megconsole on SpaceX is scheduled to begin tonight at 22:30 EDT (02:30 GMT on May 16) by Florida Air Force at Cape Canaveral. Watch it live here at Space.com with the courtesy of SpaceX, or directly through the space flight company .
60 tightly crammed satellites almost fill the Falcon 9 rack as the founder of SpaceX. and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk showed a photo posted on Twitter over the weekend. The same post includes the image of Mussi's Tesla Roadster, looking small inside his railing before it was released on the first Falcon Heavy flight test of SpaceX in February 201
Very likely to go wrong on the 1st Mission. Also, 6 more launches per 60 lasers are required for a little coverage, 12 for moderate. Two weeks after Falcon Heavy's mission, SpaceX erected two Starlink prototypes, called Tintin A and Tintin B, as a secondary flight to Falcon 9. But the spaceship said tonight, is a "production satellite", Musk said.
The night's start will be just the start for Starlink if everything goes according to plan. SpaceX aims to release up to 12,000 constellation satellites, which is designed to deliver cheap internet access to people around the world.
Six additional runs of 60-satellite payloads will be needed to provide "insignificant" coverage and "moderate" "Coverage will be achieved with the release of six more then," said Musk in another tweed. is not the only company with dreams in Internet satellites, for example, OneWeb and Jeff Bezos "Blue Origin" plan to start building their own megacconceptions in the coming months and years. on the search for extraterrestrial life " " (Grand Central Publishing, 2018, illustrated by Karl Tate ) is now out of the box, follow it on Twitter @michaeldwall Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or