Musk Shared His Plans on Starlink Satellites “Tintin A & B” and Explained Where Did Name Come From (PHOTOS)

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Yesterday, we became one step closer to a high-speed Internet connection as SpaceX successfully launched two test satellites “Tintin A & B”.

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Starlink Launch

Yesterday, SpaceX sent two satellites, Tintin A & B, to space to the spread the Internet around the planet. The companies Google and Fidelity have already interested in the project and attracted the investment of $2 billion.

Elon Musk plans to send 12,000 satellites into orbit to cover our entire planet with the stable high-quality Internet.

See the recorded live broadcast of the launch on YouTube:

Two Starlink test satellites

Elon Musk posted a video of the two test satellites deploying into orbit. He called the satellites Tintin A & B, probably after the main character of “The Adventures of Tintin” written by Georges Remi:

In the coming years, SpaceX is to launch 4,425 Starlink satellites into orbit and 7,500 spacecrafts near it.

Musk made a classic Muskian joke about the Wi-Fi password:

Rocket’s nose fell into the ocean

After launching Falcon, SpaceX tried to catch a rocket’s nose cone as it fell down in the Pacific Ocean.

The attempt wasn’t successful, one of the pieces of the nose landed on the water surface, but left undamaged:

The company will try to save more of the fallen details with the help of the ship “Mr. Steven.”

Here is the list of Starlink test stations: 

  • SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
  • Tesla Motors headquarters in Fremont, California.
  • SpaceX test center in McGregor, Texas.
  • SpaceX in Brownsville, Texas.
  • SpaceX in Redmond, Washington.
  • SpaceX in Brewster, Washington.
  • Three mobile “test vans.”
  • So, we are waiting for more test to be conducted in the near future.

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Source: Patrick Fallon/Reuters

Source: SpaceX

Source: SpaceX

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