SpaceX launches global internet constellation in order to provide internet accessibility everywhere on the Earth. The SpaceX mission includes more 4000 satellites that would create a network having ability of transmission at anywhere.
This year’s first West Coast has been set to be launched on Saturday, during when SpaceX has scheduled to fly its Spanish satellite in to the Earth’s orbit Falcon 9 spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch is set to take place at 6:17 am on Saturday from the Space Launch Complex-4, while the commander of the space launch will be Col. Greg Wood, who is the vice commander of 30th Space Wing.
Col. Greg Wood said in a statement that, “The 30th Space Wing is ready to support the first West Coast SpaceX launch of 2018. Each launch marks the culmination of hard work and dedication of Team V. We are excited to support this mission as we continue to provide safe, secure access to polar orbit.”
However, SpaceX’s global internet constellation is little different than other satellites internet. All of the currently existing internet satellites do fly over 20,000 miles high above our planet, at geostationary orbits. Since, SpaceX aims to locate their satellites much closer at about 750 miles, which is three times more distant than the ISS.
Microsat 2a and 2b, the two test satellites will be put into the orbit during the Saturday’s launch. The satellites are targeted to test connections with the stations on ground in Texas, California, Washington and mobile vans receivers disbanded around the nation.