In this mission, SpaceX will launch 60 satellite chains with a total weight of about 16 tons into low earth orbit (LEO), the 13th launch in 2020. As usual, this mission will use the Falcon 9 rocket, which is currently the most reliable launch vehicle in the world, and has successfully completed 67 missions in a row since January 2017.
In the process of launching more satellite chains into space, SpaceX is also striving to build and expand its service network on earth. In addition to parts of the United States and Canada, the company is now applying to extend its star Link Internet service to Australia.
SpaceX has begun to apply for star link gateway licenses in at least four Australian cities, namely, brookhill, boorowa, wagin and Pimba, one of the last steps before its Internet can start operating locally.
SpaceXs action in Australia is only part of its efforts, and the company needs to build a fully operational Internet infrastructure in more countries to eventually make its space-based Internet services available to people around the world. (small)
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Netease science and Technology Report_ NBJ11279