SpaceX launch delay: When will next batch of Starlink satellites launch?

The launch happened at the company's staple launch facility in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, with a Falcon 9 rocket that had previously flown on a similar mission back in June.

One new feature some Starlink satellites now have is inter-satellite links - a component SpaceX had said Starlink would have but for which it had not given an introduction date. SpaceX will also try to recover the booster with a landing at sea on its "Of Course I Still Love You" drone landing ship.

Just under 15 minutes after the Falcon 9 left the pad, the 60 Starlink satellites safely drifted away from the rocket's upper stage ready to begin their mission to bring broadband to the world. Kate Tice, senior program reliability engineer at SpaceX, said during the launch broadcast that the download speeds were greater than 100 megabytes per second (MBps).

It is also worth mentioning that this launch carried an exact of 60 Starlink satellites, something that hadn't happened from a long time.

On the other hand, Tice also explained that the latency speeds have been low enough to play the fastest online video games, and the download speed is fast enough to stream multiple HD movies at once and still have a surplus on the bandwidth.

The results are expected to be done at speeds that will, in turn, be the fastest available for different inter-satellite communications. The firm has permission to loft 12,000 satellites.

SpaceX completed a test with two satellites equipped with the crosslinks, which the company refers to as "space lasers".

It has been able to show pretty impressive download speeds that go up and above 100Mbps. This is the very core capability for the whole Starlink network, which will, in turn, rely on different handoffs between the Starlink satellites to maintain connections while they all orbit Earth. However, the company has plans to launch as many as 40,000 satellites into space to pave the way for fast internet speeds across the globe.

There are now reportedly more than 600 Starlink satellites in orbit.

Starlink's ultimate goal is to leapfrog what's now out there already with its existing low Earth orbit constellations.