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Now in Earth orbit are 480 satellites for Internet distribution.

Booster Falcon 9 SpaceX put into orbit 60 Internet satellites Starlink.

This is stated in the message on the SpaceX website.

The launch took place from launch complex at Cape Canaveral, June 3 at 9:25 p.m. EDT (on June 4 at 4:25 in Minsk).

A new group of satellites Starlink will be shown in an elliptical orbit with an altitude of from 212 to 386 km. After the test of SpaceX engineers their performance satellites using its own ion propulsion will rise on a regular orbit with altitude of 550 km.


— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 4, 2020

After 9 minutes after launch, the Falcon 9 landed on a platform in the Atlantic ocean.

Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship – the first orbital class rocket booster to successfully launch and land five times!

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 4, 2020

The project Starlink, this is the eighth orbit of the group of online satellites, starting in may 2019. Given the current satellites orbital constellation SpaceX is already 480 spacecraft system Starlink.

Successful deployment of Starlink 60 confirmed satellites

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 4, 2020

The first batch of satellites Starlink sent last spring. Then the constellations of transmitters in low earth orbit noticed a Dutch astronomers.