Elon Musk’s space venture SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 Rocket with a payload of 60 satellites as part of the first stage of it’s ‘Starlink’ internet from space project, in Cape Canaveral on Thursday.
The Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 40 carrying 60 satellites that are expected to be part of a constellation consisting of 12,000 satellites that are intended to provide global broadband internet coverage by 2024.
The Starlink Mission was the heaviest SpaceX payload to date, weighing 18,5 tons (16,782 kilos). The 60 satellites are expected to deliver 1 terabit of bandwidth to Earth.
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