SpaceX looks to build next-generation Starlink internet satellites after launching 1,000 so far

SpaceX looks to build next-generation Starlink internet satellites after launching 1,000 so far

A stack of Starlink internet satellites just before a launch. SpaceXSpaceX is preparing to begin production of the next-generation of its Starlink internet satellites, according to a company job posting, with the company having deployed more than 1,000 first-generation satellites in orbit to date. Elon Musk's venture has so far has been building v0.9 and v1.0 Starlink satellites, with 1,023 satellites deployed over the course of 18 launches as of its most recent mission on Sunday. Notably, SpaceX's most recent mission, the first to launch Starlink satellites into orbit above the Earth's poles, included intersatellite links. Musk in a tweet said that all of SpaceX's Starlink satellites launched in 2022 \"will have laser links.\"

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