Elon Musk-owned SpaceX launches record number of orbits on Sunday AFP.
The rocket took off from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:00 (15:00 GMT) local time, a day after the originally scheduled launch, which was postponed due to bad weather. The Falcon 9 rocket carried 133 commercial and government satellites, as well as 10 SpaceX satellites, SpaceX manager Andy Tron said in a video. “These are the largest satellites ever placed in space on a single mission,” he said.
SpaceX operates its Falcon 9 rockets as part of a “rightshare” program in which many small companies pay Elon Musk-owned company to bring their technologies into space. In a series of messages posted on Twitter, SpaceX announced that all 143 satellites have been placed in orbit.
Elon Musk wants to put thousands of satellites into orbit
The company that created Elon Musk wants to put thousands of small satellites into orbit to create the “Starling” galaxy, the goal of which is to provide high-speed Internet services from space. Many scientists have expressed concern about the existence of such large artificial objects that could orbit the earth. However, SpaceX representatives say these satellites are designed to decompose once they re-enter the atmosphere, after spending a few years in orbit.
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, also known as SpaceX, is a private space company dedicated to the development of space transport vehicles, newly founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk. Elon Reeve Musk is a physicist, engineer, designer and industrial designer, inventor and inventor, programmer and software developer, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is a citizen of South Africa, USA and Canada.