SpaceX Falcon 9 Updates: In order to provide internet connectivity to underdeveloped areas, SpaceX has been developing Starlink, a satellite-based worldwide internet system.
Another group of Starlink broadband satellites were launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Sunday into Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). 46 satellites were launched by a Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Space Launch Complex 4 East. At 6:39 PT, the launch took place (7:09am Indian Standard Time).
On Twitter, SpaceX broadcast the launch live and provided updates on the rocket’s trajectory. It was confirmed that 46 satellites had been deployed an hour after the launch.
According to the company’s tweet, as with earlier SpaceX rockets, the first stage booster supporting the mission separated from the rocket and landed back on the droneship called “Of Course I Still Love You.”
On July 10, 2022, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base carries 46 Starlink satellites over the marine layer. (Credit: Livestream from SpaceX)46 Starlink satellites were launched by a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, July 10 at 6:39 p.m. PT from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
ACCORDING TO JONATHAN’S SPACE REPORT, SPACEX HAS ALREADY LAUNCHED 2,805 STARLINK SATELLITES, 2,518 OF WHICH ARE STILL OPERATIONAL
Previously, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, and three Starlink missions were launched by this Falcon 9 first stage rocket.
According to a report by space.com, this was the Falcon 9 rocket’s sixth launch. Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, and three batches of Starlink internet satellites were all previously launched by it.
To provide internet connectivity to underserved regions of the world, SpaceX has been developing Starlink, a satellite-based worldwide internet system.
Since 2019, SpaceX has deployed 2,700 Starlink satellites in a steady stream, adding hundreds of thousands of users, many of whom pay $110 a month for broadband internet using $599 self-install terminal kits.
The space business based in Hawthorne, California, has put a lot of effort into recruiting airlines near Starlink for in-flight WiFi, and it recently signed its first deals with Hawaiian Airlines and the semi-private jet operator JSX.
SpaceX, satellite operator OneWeb, and Jeff Bezos’s Kuiper project, a division of e-commerce behemoth Amazon.com that plans to launch the first prototype satellites of its own broadband network later this year, compete fiercely in the low-Earth orbiting satellite internet market.