SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Internet Satellites, Now Over 800 in Orbit

Spacex falcon 9 oct 2020

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket into space today, unloading another 60 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit. The launch took place from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday morning, with another launch set for Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Today’s launch brings Starlink’s low earth orbit (LOE) satellite constellation to 835, again expanding the network. The final Starlink global network is pegged to see thousands of these commercial broadband internet relay satellites to offer high speed Internet to hard to reach places on Earth.

SpaceX plans to launch 120 new Starlink satellites into space every month.

“Falcon 9 launches 60 Starlink satellites – one step closer to providing high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable,” explained SpaceX this morning.

SpaceX Starlink internet is currently in private beta and is planned to launch a public beta soon in the United States and hopefully ‘southern’ Canada, explained Elon Musk.