A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Station on Florida’s east coast at 10:09 p.m. ET Sunday. For this launch, the rocket carried not only 51 Starlink satellites, but also Boeing’s demonstration satellites.
After this launch, SpaceX has launched more than 3,000 Starlink satellites, including prototype satellites and test satellites that are no longer in operation.
As early as January 2015, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the “Starlink” satellite Internet service project, which aims to provide high-speed Internet access to users around the world, especially in rural and rural areas. Remote regions.
Since the announcement of the project, SpaceX has carried out many Starlink satellite launches, and this launch is the company’s 26th Starlink satellite launch this year. According to foreign media reports, the company plans to launch at least two more Starlink satellites in the next eight days.
It is reported that this launch is also the company’s 40th launch mission this year, and it is also the company’s 50th launch mission in 12 months. (Little Fox)