- Tram Ho
Now is the waiting time, see if 60 satellites in orbit work smoothly.
SpaceX launched a missile that contained 60 satellites, preparing to release them into orbit. This is the first step to realize the challenging Starlink project: a dense satellite network in orbit, sent down the surface of the Green Planet cheap internet. The launch of the train was completed successfully in the morning today.
Around 10:30 this morning in Vietnam time, the satellite spray device following the rocket will gently pour 60 satellites into space. According to Elon Musk, satellites arranged neatly on the price will " separate as a deck of cards divided on the table ".
SpaceX wants Starlink to reach further, with a satellite system consisting of thousands of orbits. At that time, low-cost Internet could go to every corner of the Earth, remote areas to be able to access the advances of modern society.
The total cost is expected to fall to about $ 10 billion, and Musk himself acknowledges the large number has knocked out companies with similar desires, for example, Iridium. But when asked about funding for Starlink, Musk affirmed that the company "owns enough capital" to implement the ambitious project.
And yet, Elon Musk also said Starlink attracted "more attention than we thought". In April, the company raised $ 400 million in funds.
If SpaceX succeeds in spreading satellites, turning them all up and keeping the connection between satellites and ground stations, this morning's launch will mark a milestone: the first successful step of the Starlink project . Even this event will make SpaceX surpass Amazon or OneWeb (Softbank funded project), when all three companies are looking to create a satellite system to provide network signals.
" There are many new technologies involved, there is a high possibility that some satellites will not work, " Musk said. He was not too optimistic, saying "there is a small possibility" that no satellite works.
SpaceX will need 6 more mission launch missions, before Starlink can provide Internet for a small portion of Earth's inhabitants. And it will take 12 more sessions to cover the Internet for a significant portion of the population, Elon Musk said.
Source : Genk