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SpaceX readies for space-based internet service with 60-satellite Starlink launch TODAY

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will today take a significant step to rectifying this, with the launch of the first phase of satellites it hopes will provide universal internet connectivity.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 packed with flat Starlink test satellites is vertical and ready to launch at Florida’s iconic Cape Canaveral today.

And today’s historic Starlink launch, carrying the first wave of SpaceX’s satellite constellation into orbit, which can be watched via livestream.

Starlink launch: A Falcon 9 packed with flat Starlink test satellites is ready for launch (Image: SpaceX)A growing consensus of scientific companies believe constructing constellations comprised of thousands of satellites is the next major step for supplying high-speed internet to the world.

Elon Musk, the cavalier billionaire owner of SpaceX faces stiff competition to secure a slice of this potentially lucrative endeavour.

And Amazon’s billionaire boss Jeff Bezos will also enter a race with the proposed 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper.

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