This week marked the successful launch of the first installment of satellites that SpaceX, Elon Musk, wants to place in Earth’s orbit. Launching took place within the normal operating parameters after two delays due to adverse weather conditions.
You can see below the launch, which ends with the very important moment when the actual satellites were launched. Their purpose is to provide free internet to the public worldwide, especially those in remote areas where they may not otherwise have access to a connection.
The result of this launch is that there is currently a string of 60 satellites circling around the planet, which can be seen at night, as you can see in the video below. They will continue to walk one after the other in this way until their propulsion system directs them to the final orbit at an altitude of about 550 kilometers above the ground. In total, SpaceX hopes to have 12,000 such satellites running by the end of next year, with the first step involving the launch of another 1540 satellites like this week at the same altitude.