SpaceX is continuing to press ahead with the Starlink expansion. A total of 240 Internet satellites have now been launched into space within a month.
A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has put 60 more Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Cosmodrome in the US state of Florida. The booster of the two-part rocket had already been used on five previous flights.
SpaceX had already carried 60 Starlink satellites into space on March 4, 11, and 14, 2021, respectively. Within just three weeks, the private space company has thus put 240 satellites into orbit. The total number now amounts to 1,385 Starlink satellites. Accordingly, SpaceX will soon have reached the planned number of around 1,500 satellites for the first phase.
Later, however, several tens of thousands of Starlink satellites are deployed, which will then primarily supply regions of the earth that have so far been poorly connected with fast Internet. The satellite-based Internet is already being used in initial tests in some USA, Canada, and England regions. According to the manufacturer, the test phase will be extended to Germany, New Zealand, and other regions in the United Kingdom from the middle of the year.