These satellites will provide internet coverage to the earthlings below.
The recent launch of 60 satellites is historical for the SpaceX, as it emerged as the biggest private player in the commercial satellite count. SpaceX has previously estimated that the proposed Starlink array could involve as many as 12,000 satellites in varying orbits to provide global internet coverage.
This launch took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and delivered the satellites to an orbit 290 km (around 180 miles) above Earth. Once the review for each satellite is completed, its orbit will be raised utilizing the satellite's onboard Hall-effect thrusters.
This fourth use of the Falcon 9 booster is another record.
With numerous curious eyes upon them, SpaceX had announced that the liftoff would be live-streamed on Youtube. As a result, with the launch of the 60 new satellites, the SpaceX Starlink constellation has grown to include a total of 175 active satellites.
The Falcon 9 rocket - which was a 3-times pre-flown version - then totally nailed its mission when it landed after deploying its important cargo onto the landing barge "Of Course I Still Love You" downrange.
SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites.
SpaceX confirmed that this particular Falcon 9 first stage had been previously used on a Starlink mission, on the Iridium-8 mission and also on the Telestar 18 VANTAGE mission. Tree, ' one of two ships from the aerospace company meant to catch the spacecraft component in a large net. The Starlink involves a massive constellation of broadband internet satellites operating in the low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX explained its steps to address this by noting that despite the frequent launches, the satellites will re-orient themselves as they climb to their final target orbit which is 'significantly less visible from the ground'. The company plans to start its services by the end of this year in a limited area.