SpaceX launches Starlink satellites so Elon Musk can beam internet anywhere on Earth
Elon Musk’s SpaceX project has today launched 60 satellites as part of an ambitious plan to beam the internet anywhere on Earth.
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink satellites blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 10.30pm local time (2.30am GMT Friday).
Entrepreneur Musk hopes the scheme will eventually raise enough money to fund his plans to establish a colony in space.
The launch came a week after two back-to-back countdowns for the mission were scrubbed – once due to high winds over the Cape and the next night in order to update satellite software and “triple-check” all systems.
The 60 satellites flown into space were released into orbit as planned about an hour after Thursday’s launch.
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Source: The Mirror