SpaceX has successfully launched 60 more satellites earlier on Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station located in Florida.
Talking about the latest launch, SpaceX engineer Lauren Lyons said that the company is one step closer to providing faster and more reliable internet connection to the entire world. The company is planning on lunching more satellite in the coming years and when the project is done, the constellation will contain 42,000 satellites.
As you might already know, the launch was also the fourth of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster as the company broke the record thus making it the first time a booster was used fourth time. The Falcon 9 booster was first used in July 2018 and since then it was used in October 2018 and February 2019 for satellite launches.
However, not everyone is welcoming of the company’s Starlink project. Several high-profile astronomers in the past have expressed their concerns about the constellation’s effect on astronomy observation as the satellites will block view of the sky. Despite that, Elon Musk has assured astronomers that they have nothing to worry about as they will not ruin night sky after the constellation is completed.