Since May 2019, the company has put more than 1.8 thousand satellites into orbit.
The American company SpaceX on Saturday successfully delivered 53 more mini-satellites to orbit for its Starlink network.
Initially, the launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Cape Canaveral cosmodrome (Florida) was scheduled for Friday, but the company decided to postpone the launch for a day due to adverse weather conditions. “The withdrawal of 53 Starlink satellites has been confirmed,” the company wrote on Twitter, attaching to the message a video of the separation of valuable cargo from the carrier in space.
The Starlink network is designed to provide Internet access by deploying a large number of devices weighing 260 kg. According to SpaceX, the launch of a total of 11 thousand satellites and their commissioning will cost $ 10 billion. The company assures that it will be able to provide broadband Internet with a traffic speed of 1 gigabit per second, which corresponds to the 5G standard.
Since May 2019, SpaceX has already put more than 1.8 thousand satellites into orbit.