Yesterday, 60 Starlink satellites were launched in the orbit from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, making Elon Musk’s constellation the largest in orbit. But what does it mean for crypto adoption?
SpaceX Falcon 9 Launched 60 Satellites
The Falcon 9 is the same rocket that launched the first 60 SpaceX satellites in May 2019 bringing higher-speed communications to earthlings far and wide. SpaceX tweeted out the successful deployment of satellites around 4 hours ago:
Successful deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed! pic.twitter.com/hA8eUp7dNI
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 7, 2020
A “static-fire” test was conducted as part of a standard series of prelaunch procedures and among the last major milestones before liftoff. During this test, the first stage’s nine Merlin 1D engines were ignited with success.
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