SpaceX has launched a new batch of Starlink satellites into Earth orbit

Last Saturday, SpaceX launched another 52 Starlink satellites into orbit. The number of satellites is now 2000.

The launch took place at 13:41 Belgian time, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA. News Agency reports it AP. The payload, as always, was at the front of the Falcon 9 rocket.

As usual, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket was able to return safely. I landed on a SpaceX drone ship in the ocean. The second stage continued to rotate and unload the satellite payload at the correct altitude.

The launch of the 34th Starlink satellite

This is the 34th time that SpaceX has launched a payload of Starlink satellites into orbit in exactly the same way. It first happened on February 22, 2018. Although the counter is already 2,000 satellites, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has permission from the US Communications watchdog FCC to circle as many as 12,000 satellites.

Musk has already announced his desire to expand his satellite network to at least 6,000 by the end of 2024. It is not yet clear whether the company will need 12,000 satellites to make satellite internet work optimally.

Starlink is also already in our regions they ask. The complete package with a satellite dish will cost you about 558 euros. After that you pay €99 per month. In the Benelux and neighboring countries, Starlink may still be a fun game for techies. After all, the system is primarily designed to provide high-quality Internet in remote, sparsely populated areas. The largest potential markets are the United States and India.

Winton Frazier

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