SpaceX raises the pioneer phalanx of online satellites today (May 15th), and you can watch live ascents. is scheduled to launch today at 10:30 EDT (02:30 GMT May 16th) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Watch it live here, on the site Space.com or directly through the space flight company . and CEO Elon Musk showed in the photo posted on Twitter during the weekend. The same post included the image of the Musk Tesla Roadster looking tiny inside its fairing ahead of it launching on the first test flight of Spacex's Falcon Heavy missile back in February 2018. 19659002] Affected: [1
Many are likely to go wrong on their first mission. In addition, another 6 starts 60 sats, needed for insignificant coverage, 12 for moderate. payload on Falcon 9. But toned-up spacecraft are satellites of "production design," Musk said.
Today's launch will only be the start for Starlink, if everything goes according to plan. SpaceX intends to launch up to 12,000 constellation satellites designed to provide cheap Internet access to people around the world. "Coverage will be achieved by launching six more after that," Musk said in a different tweet.
SpaceX is not the only company with dreams of Internet satellites, for example, Both OneWeb and Jeff Bezos, "Blue Origin", are planning to start their own megaconcilations in the coming months and years. Out There "(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrated by Karl Tate ). Follow it on Twitter @michaeldwall . Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook .