The space exploration technology company of the United States known as SpaceX succeeded in launching 53 new Starlink internet satellites into low Earth orbit. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink Internet satellites was launched from the Cape Canaveral space station at 10:20 a.m. ET on Sunday. Including Sunday’s successful launch, the number of Starlink internet satellites launched by SpaceX; reached 2858 numbers. This figure includes prototype satellites and experimental satellites that are no longer operational.
Elon Musk; The CEO of SpaceX unveiled the Starlink satellite internet service project in January 2015. This project was launched with the aim of providing users with access to high-speed Internet around the world, especially in rural and remote areas. Currently, Starlink satellite internet service has covered about 40 different markets around the world. Since the official announcement of the start of this project, SpaceX has been conducting launch tests of Starlink satellites.
The American company announced on Sunday local time that this is the 52nd Starlink satellite launch mission and the fourth Starlink satellite launch in July this year. Reports earlier this month indicated that SpaceX is planning to launch five Starlink satellites into space in July. In addition, speculations indicate that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service project has sought to expand its user base. This service covers a wide range of users from people who need personal broadband internet in rural areas with poor coverage to corporate customers in the automotive, marine and aviation sectors.
At the end of May 2022, it was revealed that StarChain had more than 400,000 users worldwide. This figure was slightly more than 90 thousand people at the beginning of August last year. After all, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this month approved SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink satellite internet on mobile vehicles, including cars, trucks, ships and planes.
In order to cover more countries and regions of the world, the company should launch more number of Starlink satellites. By March 2022, Starlink Internet will be available to people in 25 countries around the world. However, now this figure will increase to 35 countries; Because Starlink service is considered in more countries.