Elon Musk demonstrates SpaceX's first internet satellites ready for launch


SpaceX founder Elon Musk has shared an image of the first batch of internet satellites that will be launched from Cape Canaveral in the coming days.

He also addressed that there's a possibility that "much will likely go wrong on the 1st mission".

Deployment of thousands of satellites created to provide worldwide low-priced internet access will take a level up with the help of the demonstration mission.

The SpaceX boss tweeted a shot of the flat-packed satellites flat-packed in the rocket's nose cone.

Given that SpaceX is not exclusively dedicated to launching Starlink satellites, having various other contracts for commercial launches, it would be fair to estimate that Starlink is still years, possibly as long as 10 years or more, away from being fully deployed.

For the past couple of years SpaceX has noted its desire to beam down internet from satellites in the Earth's atmosphere, better known as Starlink, has taken a few small steps towards completion.

SpaceX has to launch all the satellites within the next six years and so far, the company only launched two: TinTin A and TinTin B, back in February 2018.

Last year, Elon Musk made 7 launches including Tesla tussle and Marijuana misstep, reaching a new high of what he addresses as "minor coverage" was 420 satellites.

The payload contains 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites, which is a project aimed at covering the planet with internet connectivity.

Now the company is preparing to launch the Starlink project in earnest. That rocket is expected to launch on either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. More details will about the mission will be provided on launch day, he said. In total Musk has received permissions to launch nearly 12,000 satellites into space. The company is one of several, including Jeff Bezos' Amazon, which are building these so called "constellations" of interconnected satellites to deliver high speed Internet from space.