SpaceX will have 240 Starlinks in orbit after Tuesday launch

  • SpaceX will have 240 Starlinks in orbit after Tuesday launch

SpaceX will have 240 Starlinks in orbit after Tuesday launch

Falcon 9 rocket, which was the star of the mission, was firstly named as B1051.3 by SpaceX. Watch in the video player above.

The launch of 60 Starlink satellites was a part of SpaceX's aim of connecting the globe with the Starlink network and focussing on providing internet coverage all over the world.

SpaceX's Starlink satellites will serve an important objective, but astronomers aren't exactly happy about what they've seen from the tiny gadgets so far. By mid-2020, the company hopes to have more than 700 satellites in space, enough to begin offering commercial satellite broadband service across much of North America.

All Starlink satellites will be connected to each other wirelessly. With the latest successful launch, SpaceX now has around 240 satellites constellation, which is the largest in orbit to date.

Furthermore, the event will be live-streamed from the Starlink mission - from 16:30 - in the Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in the United States. The launch was delayed twice. Musk also plans to use revenue from the Internet coverage mission to develop and build Starship spacecraft. Two other rockets carrying Starlink satellites have already successfully launched and are now orbiting the Earth. After minutes of launch, the first stage of the rocket successfully landed on a droneship in the Atlantic. The fairing half was caught by its "Ms. Tree" vessel, a ship at sea in the Atlantic strung with a large net specifically for the objective of recovering these launch craft components. "Chief", will attempt to recover the two fairing halves.

The company plans to send Starlink mega-constellation of 42,000 satellites into space, according to the regulatory filings by the company.