SpaceX sends up 60 mini-satellites with plans for thousands more – ABS-CBN News
WASHINGTON – The private SpaceX company on Monday 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.
A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, placed 60 mini-satellites in orbit, joining 60 others launched in May.
The American company’s Starlink network could one day total 42,000 satellites — resulting in far more crowded skies and raising concerns among some scientists.
Falcon 9 delivers 60 Starlink satellites to orbit pic.twitter.com/Vgw10m0Tkz
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 11, 2019
Scenes of the launch were broadcast live by SpaceX, a company created by the entrepreneurial Elon Musk, who is also chief executive of Tesla Inc.
SpaceX’s goal is to control a huge share of the future intern