SpaceX successfully Starts the Starlink mission
We’ve got liftoff! SpaceX successfully launched its most recent batch of Starlink satellites Saturday morning after scrubbing earlier this week.
– We have liftoff!
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral on Saturday morning, after they were forced to scrub an earlier launch because of a camera problem.
“At T plus 40 seconds into liftoff, Falcon 9 has successfully lifted off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying our StarLink payload out into space,” said a SpaceX engineer.
This was the 15th mission to start Starlink satellites into orbit. The project’s objective is to put thousands of satellites in orbit around the earth. These will offer wireless high-speed net to remote areas all over the world, where moving online is unreliable, expensive, or inaccessible.
“Starting in 2021, Starlink will join to 45 families in the area as part of this pilot program, as the network capabilities continue to grow, we’ll then expand service to an extra 90 families in the school district,” a SpaceX Engineer explained.
International Starlink policy is set for next year. People seeing the launching said it was great to see more rocket launches from the united states.
“I was in amazement. When the rocket went up along with the sound came over, it simply hit, you understand? It rumbled in your body. It was awesome! I was excited,” said Barbara Moseler.
“It’s likely hundreds of thousands of new jobs around America,” said Richard Cook, “so let’s get her done”
Soon after getting into orbit the rocket’s booster unit separated and landed itself on a SpaceX drone ship, so it may be used.