SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Satellites Tomorrow, May 23rd, Elon Musk Announced


Elon Musk has ambitious plans for his company, SpaceX. He had revolutionized the idea of a spacecraft by using reusable rockets, and he’s planning to do more than that. Elon Musk and SpaceX will bring a cheap Internet connection around the world, and for that, the company will launch 60 satellites into space. Rumors are saying that the company is preparing this week for the reattempt for making the plan a reality.

SpaceX will launch Starlink satellites this week

SpaceX will launch again 60 mini satellites into the low orbit of Earth, this time with new satellites called Starlink. The first try was last week, but because of the strong wind in the upper atmosphere, Starlink launch was rescheduled. After that issue, the company has posted on Twitter that they will wait another week for the launching. In the meantime, more updates are made, and everything is triple-check again.

Moreover, Starlink mission is not the only part of the SpaceX plans. The exciting project is about thousands of satellites orbiting Earth for creating a low-cost Internet Connection and, to cover that portion of the World’s population that is not online. If SpaceX succeeds with this mission, it will be the first company that has made the most significant test by now. At the same time, Amazon and SoftBank are the direct competitors of SpaceX regarding the Internet Constellations.

Starlink to revolutionize the communications

Also, even if the project it’s in its early days, Elon Musk has given some details about the satellites. Musk says that the satellites won’t have the ability to communicate with each other, and there are small chances that they won’t even work. A lot of new technology is provided in the satellites, so SpaceX will need more than six missions to see if Starlink can provide Internet coverage for the targeted parts of the planet.

To sum up, the company needs twelve launches before coverage can be established and this whole plan is costing billions of dollars. Elon Musk has been raising funding from a lot of interesting people, including around $400 million last month.


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  1. Elon Musk is wasting hundreds of millions and maybe even billions of dollars. He is using old-time rocket technology. Centrifugal Propellers will replace rockets very soon. There is a working proof-of-concept prototype but for some reason it is being ignored, probably because it is such a disruptive technology that those who’ve invested billions in the old rocket technology don’t want to acknowledge something that will nullify their investments.
    The Centrifugal Propeller will continually accelerate in space. It will get us to Mars in less than 10 hours. Because of the Centrifugal Propeller, people will be leaving for day-shifts mining on the moon and return home for supper on the same day.
    Making reusable rockets is no different than using the same horse for an old time buggy. Centrifugal Propellers will be able to launch into orbit with a single unit, 5 or 6 time in a single day. And yet it goes ignored. I have tried to contact both Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos about this, but the bureaucracies that they have built up around themselves makes it impossible to get this information to them.

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