Elon Musk’s internet from space: 60 new SpaceX satellites bring US service closer

Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday launched 60 more Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, bringing the company’s Starlink satellite broadband internet service closer to its planned mid-2020 go-live date for the US and Canada.

The Monday launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is one of six more launches required to deliver coverage to North America. It was the second Falcon 9 launch carrying a payload of 60 Starlink satellites.

SpaceX launched the first 60 “production design” Starlink satellites in May, representing a small fraction of the 12,000 the Federal Communications Commission has approved Starlink to operate in space. Starlink may one day have as many as 30,000 Starlink satellites in operation.

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