SpaceX Launches Another Batch of 51 Starlink Satellites Into Space – Watch Video

SpaceX Launches Another Batch of 51 Starlink Satellites Into Space – Watch Video

Once upon a time, Elon Musk looked down upon the Earth and saw a problem. People everywhere were tethered to their cable modems and Wi-Fi routers, unable to break free from the shackles of spotty internet connections. “This will not do!” he exclaimed, throwing his cable modem out the window.

And so he set out to create a solution. He assembled a team of rocket scientists, engineers and tech wizards, and together they built a fleet of tiny satellites, each no bigger than a loaf of bread. These were no ordinary satellites, however. They were equipped with cutting-edge technology that would beam internet access to even the most remote corners of the Earth.

With these satellites in hand, Musk and his team sent them into space on a mission to bring internet access to the masses. And thus, Starlink was born, a revolutionary new way to connect the world.

The 68th launch of SpaceX has been successful

51 new Starlink satellites have separated from a Falcon 9 rocket sent by SpaceX toward space. The event marks the company’s 68th launch.

SpaceX live-streamed the great event via YouTube yesterday, January 19.

SpaceX successfully sent 51 little internet-beaming Starlink satellites on a one-way trip to low-Earth orbit, and what a ride that was! The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 7:43 a.m PT, and if the weather or some other cosmic force didn’t cooperate, there’s a backup launch scheduled for the next day at 7:09 a.m PT.

If all goes well, after the satellites are sent on their way, the Falcon 9’s first stage will make a grand return to Earth and land on a drone ship named “Of Course I Still Love You” bobbing in the Pacific Ocean.

In 2021, there were an estimated 4,000 operational satellites in Earth’s orbit. However, this number is constantly changing as new satellites are launched, and older ones are decommissioned.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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