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SpaceX launches 53 more new satellites into space for Starlink Internet

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HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Satellites were carried into space by the Falcon 9 rocket
  • Starlink satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of 550km
  • SpaceX had planned to launch the service in India in 2021

Starlink’s internet service will come in many more countries including India. However, the service is yet to get a commercial license in India.

Satellites were carried into space by the Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX dropped 53 more new satellite rockets into Earth orbit for the Starlink Internet. The company has launched these satellites into space from California on Friday. The satellites were carried by a Falcon 9 rocket, which took off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:7 pm. After a few minutes, the first stage landed on the droneship in the Pacific Ocean and the second stage continued to move forward in the lower orbit of the Earth.

After some time, SpaceX informed via tweet that the satellites have been successfully placed in orbit. Starlink is a space-based system that Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has been developing for years. Its purpose is to bring the Internet to such parts of the world which are still outside the reach of the Internet.

Starlink satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of 550km

SpaceX’s hundreds of Starlink satellites from California-based Hawthorne orbit in low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 550 kilometers. The company recently announced that its internet service will now be available in 32 more new countries around the world. SpaceX also shared a map of which countries the service will be available in. In this, the countries were divided into different parts in which it was written – Available, Waiting List, and Coming Soon.

SpaceX had planned to launch the service in India in 2021

Most of the countries in Europe and America- fall in the list of ‘Available’. Some countries of South America are on the waiting list, that is, efforts are being made to provide service to them. Most of the new countries that have joined it fall in the ‘Coming Soon’ category. These include Africa, South America and South and South East Asia.

Starlink’s internet service will come in many more countries including India. However, the service is yet to get a commercial license in India. SpaceX had actually planned to launch the service in India in 2021 with full coverage. The new map has not yet shown the name of the countries where the service can be started in the coming time.

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