Elon Musk Shows Off 60 Starlink Satellites Packed into Falcon Rocket

The SpaceX CEO tweeted out a photo of 60 Starlink satellites packed into a Falcon rocket that will be launched this week.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted out a picture of 60 of SpaceX's secret Starlink satellites packed into a Falcon rocket, ready to be launched this week in the first major test deployment of SpaceX's satellite-based internet intrastructure.

Starlink Satellites Ready for Launch

On Twitter this week, Elon Musk showed off 60 of SpaceX's new Starlink satellites being packed onto a Falcon rocket in advance of this week's mission to test the deployment of the satellites into low Earth orbit.

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Announced in 2015, SpaceX has been slowly developing its Starlink satellites with plans for around 12,000 total satellites in two orbital shells, operating in commercially under-utilized frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. The plan is to have the satellites reachable from anywhere on the planet, extending broadband internet service to underserved parts of the globe.

SpaceX is hoping that their plans for satellite based internet will have about 40 million subscribers by 2025, bringing in $30 billion in revenue.

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