of SpaceX Tweet and others reports According to the Starlink satellites were launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Just 8.5 minutes after launch, the first stage of Falcon-9 landed safely on Earth. This was SpaceX’s fourth launch and landing by this stage. After the landing of the first stage, the upper stage of the rocket took the satellites to the Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
About 65 minutes after liftoff, all 56 satellites were put into orbit. According to reports, this year 2023 was the 21st launch for SpaceX. The company has done 11 launches for Starlink only. She has flown more than 4200 Starlink satellites so far. These launches will continue as the company has got permission to launch 12,000 Starlink satellites. It is a different matter that SpaceX wants to take this number up to 30 thousand. However, its approval has not been received yet.
Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX, seems serious about satellite internet service. He announcement If all goes according to plan, the Starlink satellite network will launch its service directly on smartphones from this year. This means that people will get internet connectivity through satellite in their phones. SpaceX and America’s T-Mobile company are working together in this project. The name of the project is ‘Coverage Above and Beyond’. Its objective is to provide Internet connectivity to T-Mobile customers everywhere.
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