SpaceX is led by Elon Musk, who has recently approved the fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket. The test was necessary for the light of the upcoming launch on 23rd April. The experiment is called Starlink 6 and is aiming to launch 60 Starlink satellites in the outer space. The start will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, representing the seventh round of operational satellites powered by SpaceX since 2019.
Shortly after the test, the company tweeted successfully that the launch of the 60 Starlink satellites will take place on the scheduled date at 3.16 p.m. the first time SpaceX launched the series into the outer space, the mission included the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. It happened back in 2019 and the launch reached the International Space Station.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch a new batch of Starlink satellite
The project of Elon Musk’s company is aiming to facilitate low-cost Internet to the isolated locations on a global scale. It is an ambitious project whose primary focus is to launch and operate its network featuring broad satellites.
In addition to this, the Falcon 9 rocket is going to be the one bringing a crew of astronauts to the International Space Station on 27th May 2020. The mission is called Demo-2 and will bring for the first time since 2011 a team of astronauts. The Demo-2 mission is an important step made towards Elon Musk’s desire to start regular tourism in the outer space. The company has been a leading source of sending spacecraft into the Universe, but they never managed to send humans or professional astronauts.
SpaceX has announced that they are planning on opening the outer space tourism in the late 2021. They plan to provide tourists with two days during the travel from the orbital space station and at least eight days on board. There are two tickets available at the price of $55 million each.