SpaceX will launch the first batch of satellites Starlink until may
SpaceX has opened accreditation for media representatives wishing to attend the launch of the first batch of Starlink satellites from pad launch complex SLC-40 US air force base at Cape Canaveral.
This is an important milestone for the aerospace companies are actually converted from a pure research and development to mass production of spacecraft in the mission Starlink. The announcement indicated that the launch will take place not earlier than in may, although many experts believe that in fact the implementation of the mission is SpaceX Starlink will start not so soon.
Now, although research and development will continue until the Starlink SpaceX engineers working on the implementation of the final design of the first few hundreds or thousands of spacecraft, a significant part of the efforts of a team of specialists will focus on producing as many satellites Starlink.
Because the three main phases of the mission Starlink will need from 4,400 to nearly 12,000 satellites, SpaceX will have over the next five years to build and launch more than 2,200 satellites, on average, 44 high-performance affordable spacecraft in a month.