Several space experts had previously warned that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system could trap humans on earth
By Nirmal Narayanan
January 5, 2020 15:13 +08
It was on May 23, 2019, that SpaceX, founded by South African billionaire Elon Musk launched 60 communication satellites to earth’s orbit as a part of the Starlink project, an initiative aimed to provide internet in all nooks of the globe.
Musk had previously revealed that a fleet of 12,000 satellites will be launched as a part of this project, and he believes that it will reshape the way in which people use the internet. However, it has been now revealed that Musk’s ambitious internet-beaming Starlink satellite system is not ready for a commercial rollout yet.
A few days back, in the backdrop of Australian bush fire, a Twitter user asked Elon Musk whether he can deploy Starlink satellites above the country so that the already lost internet connection can be restored. Replying to the Twitter user’s request, Musk revealed that the satellite system is not ready yet.
Starlink satellite system: All you need to know
After the successful May 23 launch, SpaceX launched another 60 satellites on November 11, 2019. Later, the company revealed that another launch consisting of 60 satellites will take place on December 30. However, the launch was delayed, and it was later revealed that the much ambitious first launch in 2020 will take place on January 6, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.