SpaceX again seized attention. After successfully delivering astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), the company has now successfully launched 60 Starlink internet satellites.
The satellite launch was carried out at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, where the same location was launched by NASA astronauts a few days ago.
With the successful launch of the internet satellite made by Elon Musk, it means that SpaceX now operates 480 internet satellites in orbit, as quoted by Tech Crunch, Thursday (6/4/2020).
The purpose of launching these satellites is to provide global internet access coverage that is carried out through space.
Meanwhile, at the launch of Starlink this time, SpaceX focused on fixing problems experienced by Starlink already, like visibility at night.
One of the 60 satellites has a protective system installed to keep the Sun from bouncing off the surface of its communication antenna. If that works, it can reduce the reflection of sunlight from Starlink to Earth.
Previously, the existence of hundreds of Starlinks was opposed by the astronomer’s community. Because these satellites often disrupt their observations in the sky at night.
In fact, not a few in other parts of the country say that the night light that sparkles on the ceiling is like a UFO.