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Spaceflightnow reported that the American company, SpaceX, will launch a new batch of Starlink satellites into Earth orbits soon.
According to the site, the company plans to launch 53 new Starlink satellites, and these satellites will be carried into space by a Falcon 9 rocket, which will be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, on the first of next December, at 18:20 local time (December 2, 2 :20 Moscow time).
The site indicated that SpaceX plans in general to launch about 11,000 Starlink satellites into space, at a total cost of the project may reach 10 billion dollars, and the goal of these satellites is to cover large areas of the Earth with an Internet network whose data transmission speed reaches 1 Gigabytes/second, which makes it competitive with Internet networks via 5G services.
SpaceX had announced the Starlink satellite development project for the first time in 2015, and began implementing it on February 22, 2018, and launched the first batch of 60 of these satellites in May 2019, and more than 1,800 of these satellites have been sent to Earth orbits to date. .