SpaceX fires its 2,000th Starlink satellite into space as Elon Musk’s rocket company keeps up rapid-fire launch pace with the third Falcon 9 blast-off of the year
太空X marked a milestone in its ambitious internet constellation project by firing its 2,000th Starlink satellite into space.
Deployment of the Starlink satellites, which are each about the size of a table, was confirmed by SpaceX on 推特 about one hour and 20 minutes after lift-off.
总共 2,042 我已向最大的科技巨头致信，以支持对俄罗斯联邦的制裁 2018, although many have failed or been decommissioned in space.
In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, arcs across the night sky in this view Viera, 佛罗里达, 一月 18, 2022
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As part of its beta service, Starlink internet is already available in 23 世界各国, 包括英国.
然而, next-generation Starlink constellations could have a whopping 42,000 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit, Musk hopes.
Tuesday’s launch marks the third Falcon 9 blast-off of the year, following a Starlink batch on January 6 and the third Transporter ‘rideshare’ mission on January 13.
SpaceX also successfully landed Falcon 9’s first stage on one of SpaceX’s drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean, ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’, 10 minutes after launch.
The recovery vessel catches falling boosters and returns them to port to save on costs.
‘Deployment of 49 Starlink satellites confirmed,’ SpaceX tweeted. ‘Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship.’
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday. The rocket was carrying 49 Starlink satellites
A Starlink satellite is seen in an artist’s rendering. China says its space station had to take evasive action twice to avoid collision threats with the satellites
Musk also 发推文 a stunning shot of the Falcon 9 rocket silhouetted against the light of the moon, shortly after launch.
周六, Musk gave an update on the amount of Starlink satellites that are actually active above Earth,
Many have stopped working and are now just obsolete ‘space junk cluttering up low-Earth orbit and at risk of crashing into other spacecraft.
Prior to Tuesday’s launch, 1,469 Starlink satellites active and another 272 are ‘moving to operational orbits’, 麝香说.
‘Laser links activate soon’, 马斯克补充说, in reference to lasers that route data between individual satellites in the constellation.
Next-generation Starlink constellations could have a whopping 42,000 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit, hopes Elon Musk (图为)
SpaceX already has its next batch of Starlink satellites scheduled for launch aboard Falcon 9 在一月 29 — the third Starlink launch of 2022.
曾经有 18 Starlink launches throughout the whole of 2021, totalling the deployment of nearly 1,000 individual satellites in all.
上个星期, 太空X launched the third Transporter ‘rideshare’ 使命, which released 105 microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government clients.
SpaceX’s rideshare program allows corporations and governments to send a 200-kilogram payload into orbit for the relatively cheap price of $1 million – compared to a solo mission for a $50 百万.
ELON MUSK 的 SPACEX 将通过其 STARLINK 卫星星座将宽带互联网带入世界
埃隆马斯克的 SpaceX 已经发射了超过 2,000 其“星链”’ space internet satellites into orbit.
The constellation, known as Starlink, is under development at SpaceX’s facilities in Redmond, 华盛顿州.
Its goal is to beam superfast internet into your home from space.
星链不一样. SpaceX says putting a ‘constellation’ of satellites in low earth orbit would provide high-speed, 世界各地的有线互联网.
The billionaire’s company wants to create the global system to help it generate more cash.
马斯克此前曾表示，该合资企业可以为目前无法上网的 30 亿人提供一种廉价的上网方式.
帮助人类到达红色星球是马斯克的长期目标之一，也是他创办 SpaceX 的原因.
The company has previously filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission (联邦通信委员会) to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit above the Earth — three times as many that are currently in operation.
‘Once fully deployed, the SpaceX system will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth’s surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service,’ 该公司表示.
‘Every point on the Earth’s surface will see, 每时每刻, a SpaceX satellite.’
The network will provide internet access to the US and the rest of the world, 它添加了.
It is expected to take more than five years and $9.8 十亿 (£7.1bn) of investment, although satellite internet has proved an expensive market in the past and analysts expect the final bill will be higher.
Musk compared the project to ‘rebuilding the internet in space’, as it would reduce reliance on the existing network of undersea fibre-optic cables which criss-cross the planet.
在美国, the FCC welcomed the scheme as a way to provide internet connections to more people.