SpaceX successfully launched its first satellites for the distribution of Internet

After repeatedly postponed the launch, which took place for different reasons, today, February 22, SpaceX company owned by Elon Musk, was finally able to start the vehicle Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the first two satellites Microsat 2a and 2b, the intended for distribution "global the internet. " With them on board was Spanish radar satellite PAZ.

SpaceX successfully launched its first satellites for the distribution of Internet

The satellites, which are called Tintin 1 and 2, have already passed the test signals to the Earth and, according to the assurances of the Mask, "say hello", passing the "Hello World" about a day, when they fly over Los Angeles. Ah, yes, Musk asked not to tell anyone your password from the Wi-Fi ...

Do not tell anyone, but the wifi password is "martians"

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2018

We hope you too will keep his mouth shut.

Yesterday SpaceX said it planned to keep the head rocket fairing, catching it with a giant network that is installed on the ship Mr. Steven, but, unfortunately, I could not do it. Do yourself a Twitter Elon Musk said that the cone fell into the water a few hundred meters from the ship.

Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2018

If SpaceX will be able to catch it and reassembled, it is possible that this part of the rocket again fly into space, saving the creators of about six million dollars.

Recall that today's launch was postponed several times due to weather conditions and to cross-check all systems.

SpaceX successfully launched its first satellites for the distribution of Internet

The launch of satellites Microsat 2a and 2b - part of a pilot program of Starlink, in which Elon Musk has decided to provide the distribution of high-speed Internet in all corners of the Earth. All by 2024 it is expected to send into orbit 12 000 satellites that will provide access to all interested network.

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