Elon Musk SpaceX satellites will offer improved Internet coverage

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The planned launch is part of SpaceX's multibillion-dollar Starlink project, which has been approved by the USA communications agency, to send nearly 12,000 satellites into space. The latest development, according to The Verge, comes as the Federal Communications Commission recently approved the company's request to fly some of its satellites lower than originally planned.

Musk noted that the 60 satellites to be launched this week are "production design", unlike its Tintin A and B demo satellites that were launched early previous year.

The big disadvantage, of course, is that to have a proper global network, SpaceX will need to launch 7,000 satellites.

SpaceX is another step closer to launching satellites into the atmosphere to provide the world with widespread internet coverage.

SpaceX's internet-satellite megaconstellation will start taking shape very soon.

Just two weeks after that February 2018 Falcon Heavy launch, a Falcon 9 sent the first two Starlink satellites skyward.

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He followed up with this concerning tweet: "Much will likely go wrong on 1st mission".

As you'll be able to inform, the housing is stuffed to the gills - Musk added that the satellites are "flat-packed", without the dispenser you would possibly anticipate for some missions.

Now the company is preparing to launch the Starlink project in earnest.

Elon Musk gave out more details about the satellites, their role in Starlink Constellation, and the launch, on his twitter timeline. The satellites could also, in a worst-case scenario, trigger a deadly cascade of space debris known as "Kessler syndrome", which would fill space with so many hazards that humans are effectively trapped on Earth. They are amongst the several companies who are building these constellations of interconnected satellites to deliver high-speed internet from space.

It's unclear how many launches will be needed to get all the hardware up in orbit, and for now Musk only previewed 17 such missions.

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