The satellites will be delivered into orbit by the reusable first stage vehicle that will be sent to space for the fourth time.
SpaceX is getting ready to launch its next batch of Starlink satellites. The first 60 devices were launched by SpaceX in May 2019, and a full-fledged global network will require 40,000 satellites. Elon Musk has recently sent a first tweet via the Starlink system saying that the system is already in operation.
The new 60-satellite batch will go into orbit on November 11, if adverse weather conditions do not interfere with the launch. The satellites will be delivered by Falcon 9 with a reusable first stage vehicle, which will go into orbit for the fourth time. This time the rocket will be equipped with payload fairing, which already went to space once before: it was used for the launch of the satellite for Saudi Arabia. After breaking off from the rocket, the fairing falls into the ocean, where it is caught by a special vessel using a huge net.
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