As per report, SpaceX launched 60 of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites to orbit on Thursday night from Cape Canaveral, marking the first launch of its kind for the Elon Musk-founded company.
Why it matters
Starlink is SpaceX’s big move into the satellite internet market. The company hopes to one day have a constellation of thousands of satellites in orbit, beaming broadband internet around the globe, particularly to areas without reliable coverage now. Musk thinks that revenue from Starlink has the potential to help fund the company’s big plans for the future, including a possible city on Mars or base on the Moon.