SpaceX Launches 60 More Mini Satellites for Global Internet
SpaceX’s goal is to control a huge share of the future Internet market from space and with this objective SpaceX company on 11th November 2019 launched a second set of mini-satellites as it builds a huge constellation of the small orbiting devices aimed at greatly expanding Internet access around the globe.
Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, placed 60 mini-satellites in orbit, joining 60 others tht were launched in May
American company’s Starlink network could one day total 42,000 satellites
Musk hopes eventually to control three to five percent of the global Internet market – a share valued at $30 billion (roughly Rs. 2,15,000 crores) a year, or 10 times what SpaceX is earning from its space launches.
SpaceX says its satellite constellation will be operational for Canada and the northern US by next year.