SpaceX plans to launch 60 internet-providing Starlink satellites into orbit tonight.
Elon Musk, the rocket company’s founder, said the deployment of the satellites — the first of nearly 12,000 planned for launch — “will look kind of weird.”
Musk said the Starlink deployment process will be broadcast on live video about an hour after launch.
The spacecraft are slated to launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket between 10:30 p.m. and midnight ET tonight from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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SpaceX is about to broadcast live video of a scene in space so strange that Elon Musk struggled to describe it.
The rocket company plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, tonight between 10:30 p.m. and midnight ET, and broadcast the event live.
Stacked inside the top of the rocket will be 60 next-generation satellites — the first of a global internet network called Starlink, which in its final form may boast 12,000 such satellites. That’s nearly seven times the number of operational satellites that currently orbit Earth today.
Each Starlink satellite is roughly the size of an office desk and weighs about 500 lbs (227 kilograms). In …read more
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