SpaceX launches satellites faster than any other company or agency in history over the last month, as part of Elon Musk’s space internet service called Starlink.
SpcaeX launches 175 starlink internet satellites into space, along with five satellites from other companies. The latest satellites have visors to block the sun, which should make them less visible in the night sky.
On Sep 3 morning, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket launched yet another batch of desk-sized internet satellites — the third launch in a month for SpaceX’s Starlink project.
The project main motto is to deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.
Elon Musk aims to send thousands of broadband satellites into orbit, blanketing Earth in high-speed internet. Already, The company launched 650 satellites, 175 of which went up in the last month alone. SpaceX broke a record by launching 180 satellites in 1 month.
According to a database kept by the Union of Concerned Scientists say SpaceX sent up more satellites in a single month than any other company or agency ever has before.
Musk previously suggested that the company would send up batch of Starlink satellites every two weeks throughout 2020, for a total of 1,400 by the end of the year, but the plan is progressing slower than that.
The company starts the beta testing of the Starlink internet speeds shows the download speeds of between 37Mbps and 60Mbps, with upload speeds from between 4.5Mbps and 17.70Mbps. Read more