SpaceX successfully launched the Starlink-24 mission on Wednesday, carrying another batch of 60 satellites for the Starlink constellation, which will provide global broadband internet access.
The Falcon 9 rocket took off from the base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at one-thirty-four pm Brasília time. The first stage used was the B1058, which has flown six other times.
Nine minutes after the launch, he was successfully recovered, landing on the autonomous ferry “Of Course I Still Love You”.
In the first three months of this year alone, SpaceX carried out eight launches, and placed 430 new satellites in orbit. There are now 1,380 Starlink satellites in operation.
The company expects to offer full global connectivity when 1,680 satellites are in orbit. So there are only 300 left!
But, there is still no forecast for the Starlink service to leave the testing status.
Initially the service will be offered in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, and depending on the region, the forecast is for the second half of this year or only in 2022.
Since the beginning of February, Starlink has accepted reservations from Brazilians for access to the service, with a fee of 99 dollars, about 550 reais.
But a notice on the company’s website informs that the reservation is not a guarantee of service, and that orders can take six months or more to be fulfilled.
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