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Musk shares look of SpaceX's first Internet satellites

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has shared the first look of the firm's packed and ready to be launched into orbit in a few days.

Musk posted a photo on Twitter, featuring the first 60 production satellites packed into the fairing of a rocket ahead of their launch this coming week.

"First 60 @satellites loaded into Falcon fairing. Tight fit," he tweeted late on Saturday.

These represent the company's plan to build an -- "Starlink". The company is one of several, including Jeff Bezos' Amazon, which are building these so called "constellations" of interconnected satellites to deliver from space.

Musk's SpaceX's ultimate goal is to put nearly 11,000 satellites in low Earth orbit between now and the mid-2020s, providing to areas of the planet where is rare, spotty or non-existent.

This first launch is really just a small part of a long process, and that's provided everything goes according to plan, according to the Engadget.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 12:34 IST