Elon Musk set to launch ambitious project to deliver high speed internet from space
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Elon Musk set to launch ambitious project to deliver high speed internet from space

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, on Saturday, shared the first look of his company’s internet satellites that are all set to be launched in a few days. These satellites are the ambitious plan to build an internet network known as Starlink. They are amongst the several companies who are building these constellations of interconnected satellites to deliver high-speed internet from space.

Elon Musk tweeted a photo of 60 satellites loaded into the fairing or nose cone of his company’s Falcon rocket. The fairing is the same one that carried a Tesla Roadster into space in 2018. A photo of the same was also included in Musk’s tweet just to give his followers a better sense of scale.

“These are production design, unlike our earlier TinTin demo sats,” Musk said in a thread of tweets, adding that it’s a “tight fit” to get all 60 on top of a single SpaceX rocket.

It is expected that the first set of satellites is expected to take to the skies in the coming days. The CEO also warned that there might be an issue since this is the first proper Starlink mission following an early 2018 launch that sent two demo satellites skywards.

It’s going to take a lot of work to make possible the dream of high-speed internet delivered from space that was realized by Starlink. The ambitious plan of SpaceX has received approval of Federal Trade Commission to send almost 12,000 satellites into low orbit where they’ll split into three orbit shell encased clusters arrayed around the earth.

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