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Musk is expanding the Starlink network. More satellites in orbit

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private space company, has relaunched a Falcon 9 rocket, which launched another batch of Starlink satellites into orbit.

The start took place Thursday, April 21 at 1:51 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon 9 featured a special B1060 engine as the first stage. According to American media, this year was the twelfth. Launch this missile element. This time, Falcon 9 carried 53 satellites into orbit.

Starlink is a next-generation satellite network, launched by the space company Elon Muska in February 2018. The goal of the project is Provide broadband internet access from anywhere in the world. There are currently more than 2,300 Starlink satellites in orbit. The head of SpaceX predicts that in the future it will be possible to multiply this number six times.

It should be noted that after Russia invaded an independent country, Elon Musk Support Ukraine by providing it with ground stations of the Starlink system and access to the Internet via satellite. As reported by Ukrinform news agencyThe speed of this link is up to 1 Gbit/s per subscriber.

According to Yuriy Shchigol, Head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, during the period of martial law, Starlink stations can be used by all citizens of the state, as well as authorities and companies (state and private) .

Adam Jafar, journalist at Wirtualna Polska

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