The SpaceX CEO is about to pull off another such feat when he launches the first 60 internet satellites as part of his Starlink project.
The low-orbit satellites, meant to transmit internet connectivity to various corners of Earth from space, will be part of the (nearly) 12,000 strong mega constellation of internet satellites that Musk plans to deploy over time.
This is part of the ultimate plan to offer high-speed internet connectivity across the globe, up from space.
A mission that has seen several other space players including Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, SoftBank-backed OneWeb, Telesat, and LeoSat join the race in recent times to launch low-orbit internet satellites.
However, with the SpaceX announcement, Musk has clearly taken a lead.
He dropped the news – as usual – via Twitter over the weekend, showing off the first 60 satellites loaded inside the fairing of Falcon 9 rocket.
The announcement, undoubtedly, has sparked a wave of excitement among Musk’s loyal social media followers.
Earlier, SpaceX received approval for the Starlink launch from The Federal Communications Commission.
As per reports, the launch were to take place in two phases – in the first phase, a group of 4,409 satellites will be launched, followed by a second group of 7,518 satellites.