Elon Musk has posted an image on Twitter, featuring the first 60 production satellites packed into the fairing of Falcon 9 rocket ahead of their launch.
“First 60 @SpaceX Starlink satellites loaded into Falcon fairing. Tight fit,” he tweeted late on Saturday.
The company SpaceX has developed these Internet satellites to build an Internet satellite network. Company’s goal is to put apx. 11,000 starlink satellites in lower Earth orbit between now and mid-2020s, that will provide high-speed internet access to areas of the planet where broadband is rare or non-existent.
According to Engadget, the first launch is really just a small part of a long process, and that’s provided everything goes according to plan.