Friday, 24 May 2019
SpaceX launches its 'heaviest payload ever' - the first of 60 Starlink satellites for Elon Musk's global high-speed internet network which would leave nowhere on the planet without a broadband connection
[Daily Mail]; SpaceX on Thursday launched a rocket containing the first 60 satellites of its 'Starlink' network, which is intended to provide internet from space and could one day number 12,000 satellites. One of the company's Falcon 9 rockets took off without incident from Cape Canaveral in Florida around 10:30pm. The second stage of the rocket will begin to release them one hour after launch, at an altitude of 270 miles, and then the satellites will use their thrusters to take up their places in a relatively low orbit of 340 miles....read more>>>..