The Starlink satellites are tightly packed into the fairing of a Falcon 9 rocket.
Yet another Elon Musk plan to shake up an entire industry gets off the ground Wednesday night when a SpaceX Falcon 9 launches the first batch of satellites for the company’s Starlink broadband network.
for the service last year, but these are the first of Starlink’s “production”-version small satellites. They will be part of a constellation designed to eventually include thousands of the flying data links beaming internet access around the globe.
Earlier in the week,all crammed into the fairing of a Falcon 9, which also had a successful test firing and is ready to launch as soon as 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.