Elon Musk’s SpaceX company regularly deploys dozens of satellites into space every few weeks. The satellites are launched on SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets and sent to Earth orbit.
Ultimately, around 40,000 satellites will be deployed and used for a broadband internet service called Starlink.
SpaceX is also excellent at live streaming its launch activity to the public. Starlink launches end with a live view of SpaceX satellites being released into space.
What hasn’t been seen publicly before today is what the inside of a Starlink fairing looks like before the satellites are deployed.
SpaceX removed that cloak of mystery today, and reality does not disappoint:
Starlink fairing deploy sequence pic.twitter.com/2aOmxWDx8w
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 9, 2020
The next SpaceX Starlink launch is scheduled for liftoff this Friday. SpaceX will also transport Planet’s Earth imaging satellites SkySat 16, 17, and 18.