Starlink will bring high-speed internet that can be used anywhere easily.
Starlink’s SpaceX will be launching 60 satellites from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on Wednesday at 10.30 p.m.
Gwynne Shotwell, the SpaceX president has said that there would be no interstate links present and will be used only as test-class crafts.
In February 2018, two demo satellites were launched by the company with six ground stations. The crafts are production designed and not merely demo sats, says Elon Musk. He has tweeted the picture of his 60 spacecraft within the Falcon 9.
SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk has further communicated on Twitter that six more of such launches will be sufficient for minor coverage. 12 such launches would be sufficient for moderate coverage.
The company has gained permission to install around one million such terminals, here on Earth. Communication for the satellites is through laser-based inter-satellite links. Internet connection will be provided throughout the globe without using routed signals through the ground station.
The satellites will be using electric propulsion too for its orbit operations. More details will be provided on the day of the launch says Musk.
The FCC has granted permission up to March 29, 20124 for launching 50 percent of the planned constellation.
Starlink will help consumers save billions, as competition will bring down prices. The SpaceX multibillion-dollar launch of the Starlink project will provide internet connectivity world at competitive costs.
The Falcon 9 rocket will launch pad 40 and rotate the booster on Monday for testing ahead of the scheduled liftoff on Wednesday. All the 60 spacecraft will be crammed into one Falcon 9 rocket.
SpaceX has required immense funding for the network. It is expected to cost around $10 billion right from development to deployment. The Starling satellites will form a golden umbrella to provide high-speed connectivity through the internet. It is designed to provide broadband signals across the globe.