SpaceX ,the ambitious space travel and innovations company founded by Chief executive Elon Musk, launched 60 mini statellites into space Monday towards the goal of providing global internet.
Musk wants to put thousands of these Starlink satellites in orbit, to offer high-speed internet service everywhere. He plans to start service next year in the northern U.S. and Canada, with global coverage for populated areas after 24 launches.
SpaceX is among several companies interested in providing broadband internet coverage worldwide, especially in areas where it costs too much or is unreliable. Others include OneWeb and Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.