According to what the site mentioned Daily Mail, This launch of the satellites makes the current total of Starlink satellites in orbit 482, and the company says it will be able to provide average service when it reaches 800.
On the other hand, the project received a lot of criticism from astronomers to pollute the landscape of the night sky, because the satellites reflect light significantly, and as a result, SpiceX said it would ensure this time the launch of an experimental satellite equipped with a built-in solar shield to be less light.
The experimental moon aims to reduce the system from the amount of light that is reflected from it, and thus reduces its visibility from Earth.
“The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide Internet services to those who are not yet connected, and provide reliable and affordable Internet all over the world,” the Kennedy Space Center said in a post.
The company’s 60 satellites were launched over the company’s Falcon 9 missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:55 pm EST yesterday, June 3.
Installing a parasol on a 260-kilometer satellite orbiting 341 miles above Earth is the second way that SpaceX has attempted to reduce visibility of the constellation.
The first time was, when a satellite was covered with a dark layer designed to appease the astronomers, yet SpaceX engineers had hoped this would reduce the brightness by up to 55%, but the coating caused the machine to absorb radiation and overheating.
The company is currently testing a system called VisorSat, which will keep the antennas in the shadows so they do not reflect sunlight.