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Elon Musk launches 52 Starlink satellites for the global Internet

Elon Musk launches 52 Starlink satellites for the global Internet

Miami, United States

The SpaceX Corporation Launched into space on Saturday from Florida (EE.UU.) Falcon 9 recyclable rocket with a A new batch of 52 satellites for its Starlink internet, After finding favorable weather conditions for the mission.

In addition to satellites to provide broadband Internet access, the missile was attached to the Capella Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite And Tyvak-0130 post selected via Twitter.

According to the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOOA), The latter is a “nanosatellite for astronomical observation of the optical spectrum.”

The launch took place at 6:56 pm EST (22:56 GMT) from Complex 39 A at Kennedy Space Station, Cape Canaveral (East Florida), after eight minutes and 30 seconds, the reusable part completed its return to land successfully on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Falcon 9 reusable rocket It launched in two stages with the satellite beam at its end and then returned to land on the platform and deliberately as follows:Of course I still love you “(of course I still love you).

This allows SpaceX to reuse the more expensive parts of the rocket, which in turn reduces the cost of accessing space, according to its website.

It is the third Falcon 9 missile that has been launched in the past two weeks, as well as the fifteenth mission of the Falcon 9 so far in 2021.

Since 2010, there have been no fewer than 116 launches of this missile, which is considered the “backbone” of the compañía de Elon Musk, Also the owner of Tesla electric vehicles, and a partner of NASA in the program to send astronauts to the International Space Station in a commercial spacecraft from US soil.

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Musk’s idea is to put in a little 1,584 satellites of the Starlink program in Earth orbit, About 549 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, which is much less than normal for these commercial devices.

On May 4th The airline launched another group of 60 Florida satellites into space For your Starlink web.

The Starlink program now offers initial pilot service both domestically and internationally and will continue to expand to include near-global coverage of the populated world in 2021, the SpaceX website states.

With a huge satellite load from the Starlink network, SpaceX aims to provide “affordable” stable, high-speed Internet to users anywhere in the world Through these satellites that will operate in low orbit, which will allow better communication and service.

last Thursday , The tech giant Google She announced that she had reached a joint agreement with Spacex To provide data, cloud services and applications to Starlink commercial customers in locations around the world beginning this year.

In addition, SpaceX will install ground stations inside Google data centers that will connect to Starlink satellites, allowing fast and secure internet services through Google Cloud.