One of Elon Musk’s dreams is to be able to access the internet from anywhere. For this, many satellites must be sent to the atmosphere. Deciding to send the satellites with his own rockets, Musk loaded 60 Starlink satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and sent them into space.
Starlink satellites will be deployed 550 kilometers above the planet’s surface. The satellites, which will draw energy from the sun and use Hall thrusters, will create a network that provides internet access around the world.
The first segment of the rocket landed safely on the now-awaited landing craft. Used for the third time, the rocket will also be used to transport the remaining satellites to the atmosphere. SpaceX aims to have 12,000 Starlink units into the atmosphere by mid-2020. Thus, even at the farthest points, an internet connection with a speed of up to 1 Gbps will be possible.
About an hour after launch, the satellites took their place in the atmosphere. Now the satellites will turn on the solar panels and begin their work to network the atmosphere.