SpaceX launches 12th Starlink mission, touts 100 Mbps download speeds

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more of its Starlink high-speed broadband internet satellites		
		
	Darrell Etherington

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		7 hours

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more of its Starlink high-speed broadband internet satellites Darrell Etherington @etherington 7 hours

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket equipped with 60 satellites launched around 9 a.m., on Thursday, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

After multiple delays, SpaceX is trying again this morning to launch its next batch of Starlink satellites, setting up a constellation of satellites to provide affordable internet to the entire planet.

Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable, according to SpaceX.

Despite the concern of some astronomers that the night sky could become way too crowded for space research, SpaceX is determined to send all the 12,000 Starlink satellites into orbit.

This summer, SpaceX began the first beta tests of the constellation, and employees used Starlink to test download speeds, with which they have been collecting latency statistics and running standard speed tests of the system, according to the senior reliability engineer. of shows at SpaceX, Kate Tice, during today's launch broadcast.

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This means that we're checking how fast data travels from the satellites to our customers, and then back to the rest of the internet.

Both Tice and the official Twitter account of SpaceX declared that the download speeds were around 100 megabytes per second.

"Our network, of course, is very much a work in progress", she noted.

Starlink is targeting service in the Northern United States and Canada in 2020, rapidly expanding to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021.

The launch Thursday was Starlink's 12th mission, launching on a Falcon 9 rocket.

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