Ilon Mask has long dreamed of launching satellites into Earth's orbit in order to provide the entire planet with high-speed Internet.
What is known
According to the letter , which is published on the website of the Federal Communications Commission, the launch of the first satellites will be held on February 17. Microsat-2a and 2b will be launched into space using the Falcon 9 c accelerators from the Vandenberg Air Force Base at 06:17 in the Pacific time or 16:00 in Kyiv.
Initially, the launch of the satellites was planned for the end of 2017, but decided to wait until 2018. This launch will be a test run, and if all goes well, then by 2019 the first operational satellites will be launched into orbit.
SpaceX plan to hang the earth's orbit by satellites by 2024, and the project budget will be $ 10 billion.
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