According to recent news report, SpaceX will launch the first batch of its internet satellites later this month given that Elon Musk recently shared photos of satellites that are ready to launch. The company is leading other tech companies in the race to reduce the cost of an internet connection while increasing the quality of future connections.
Some of SpaceX’s competitors include Amazon and Facebook both of which have similar programs in development as the race heats up. According to Elon Musk, the company will launch a batch of 60 satellites that will orbit the earth in space at a lower distance than the International Space Station.
The satellites will beam an internet connection to the earth’s surface and the satellites will self-destruct once they are no longer being used to keep them from hurting people on the ground. Elon Musk said that the company plans to launch 6 more batches of 60 satellites to have 720 such satellites in orbit in order to have minimum coverage of the US; he also warned that a lot could go wrong with this first launch.