One more step to the world wide web: SpaceX began deploying Starlink satellites

Elon Musk's company SpaceX has begun the first stage of the worldwide Wi-Fi program and successfully launched

orbit the first batch of 60 Starlink satellites.


What is the next step

The satellites delivered to an altitude of 550 kilometers fromusing the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Each device weighs 227 kilograms, and to adjust its movement, they are equipped with electrostatic Hall motors powered by solar energy. In the future, the company wants to launch up to 12,000 more such satellites into orbit. If everything goes smoothly, people will be able to connect to the SpaceX internet from anywhere on the planet. The connection speed will be up to 1 Gbit/s - modest, but large-scale.

The first stage of each program involvedThe rockets are equipped with a reusable booster, which means they will return to their landing sites automatically. This approach will significantly save SpaceX’s budget.