Everybody in the space race is trying to create a functioning setup of space internet and SpaceX is winning the race. They are launching 60 satellites that are going to form the numero uno wave for its constellation called Starlink.
This is an extremely complex launch and is incredibly important for the company. This is a promising venture for the company and should be worth the launch.
Falcon 9 has been done with its static fire test and is waiting to launch depending on the weather. It is at the launchpad in Cape Canaveral.
Several big shot companies and investors deem the building of satellites which are a hundred or a thousand strong in numbers the next big thing. They believe its the next substantial phase of connectivity, but It will take a lot of money and a lot of time to accomplish.
What are the competitors doing?
SpaceX’s largest competitor in this area is known as OneWeb. They recently secured $1.25 billion in investment after they had launched their six main satellites in the month of March. They further plan to launch a total of 650 satellites.
This is a very exciting region. This launch is especially very interesting because it is consequential for SpaceX. If this plan doesn’t go on as expected, it will set the plans of Starlink back enough and the competition might just surpass SpaceX.
Clarifications from SpaceX
There has been no complete information from SpaceX as to how all the 60 satellites would be launched. Elon Musk who is the founder and CEO of Space X did go to Twitter to say that there’s “no dispenser”. Although, there are supposed to be a couple of types of dispensers. Because these things won’t simply just bounce off on their own.
It’ll be interesting to see how the space internet develops and captures the market. For more updates, stay tuned to The Geek Herald.