Musk company SpaceX brings 60 satellites for Internet net into space

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SpaceX boss Elon Musk

In conurbations, but also in remote areas, there should be cheap Internet in the opinion of the entrepreneur.

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Cape Canaveral For their planned global Internet network, the private US space company SpaceX has brought another 60 satellites into space. Tech billionaire company Elon Musk launched a “Falcon 9” rocket from Cape Canaveral on Monday.

The aim of the multi-billion dollar program called “Starlink” is to provide both remote areas and metropolitan areas with fast and inexpensive broadband Internet. For this purpose, SpaceX plans to bring 12,000 satellites or more into space in the coming years, according to previous plans. A rocket with the first 60 was launched in May.

The satellites weighing more than 200 kilograms each are to receive data from ground stations and relay them to one another with the aid of lasers. They should fly in relatively low orbits and guarantee significantly shorter delay times compared to classical satellite communications.

More: SpaceX chief engineer Hans Koenigsmann speaks in an interview with the Handelsblatt about the mistakes of the European space program and explains what he is arguing about with Elon Musk.

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