SpaceX Starlink Satellites Head To Operational Orbits

Credit: Marco Langbroek, Leiden, the Netherlands
CAPE CANAVERAL—SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink satellites, intended to demonstrate operations of a high-speed, broadband internet service, were maneuvering to their operational orbits 342 mi. (550 km) above Earth after fanning out like a deck of cards from the spinning upper stage of a Falcon 9. On May...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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