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.
SpaceX has been trying for months to get Starlink Internet into operation in Australia, but it has had to overcome a number of regulatory hurdles in order to get approval. In February, SpaceX passed its first regulatory hurdle to allow Australian radio frequencies to be used as foreign satellites. Now SpaceX must obtain the final and more challenging regulatory approval, that is, a spectrum license to allow satellite link satellites to communicate with ground stations based in Australia.
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