High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink satellites

Elon Musk Shows Off 60 Starlink Satellites Stacked Inside A Falcon Rocket

SpaceX has previously estimated that its proposed Starlink array could involve as many as 12,000 satellites in varying orbits to provide global internet coverage, with the project taking at least a decade to implement.

Future plans are for almost 12,000 satellites to go into low-Earth orbit, which will provide downlink data from space to internet users.

Others companies working on large new constellations include OneWeb, which launched its first six satellites in February, and Telesat.

Elon Musk, the funder and the CEO of SpaceX, revealed, in a Twitter post this weekend, a photo that showed the payload fairing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 nearly filled by the 60 spacecraft that were strategically loaded in such way so that can fit the tight space.

SpaceX is footing the bill for the launch, which Musk says is experimental in nature. "At this point, it looks like we have sufficient capital to get to an operational level, but, of course, if things go wrong and there are unexpected issues, we will need to raise more capital in that situation".

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Inasmuch as climate holds up and the world doesn't detonate, the launch is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. As indicated by an examination by BroadbandNow, LEO satellite networks could possibly spare American family units more than $30 billion in internet fees per year, as well as deliver more reliable service to rural areas that don't have many options when it comes to high-speed wired internet.

In a call with reporters, Musk cautioned that "there is a lot of new technology here, and so it's possible that some of these satellites may not work".

In a conference call Wednesday, Musk said the satellites will deploy within an hour after launch, most likely over Tasmania. SpaceX's plan for roughly 12,000 satellites far exceeds the 1,957 satellites orbiting the Earth now, according to a tally by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Musk said Starlink will have continual coverage of limited geographies at around 400 satellites, or seven launches including tomorrow's mission. That makes Starlink key to producing the money that SpaceX needs to subsidize Musk's bigger dream of growing new shuttle fit for flying paying clients to the moon and in the long run attempting to colonize Mars. The Starlink will be using Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Starlink is only authorized for operations in the United States. Each satellite would link to four others via laser beams, creating a robust mesh network around Earth.

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