The outbreak of Coronavirus does not seem to have affected the plans of Elon Musk in launching satellites.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla stated that he would free up industries to create more room if Coronavirus results in scarcity.
He wrote on a Tweet: “Tesla manufactures cars with urbane systems. SpaceX makes rockets with life support systems.
“Ventilators are not hard, however not produced instantaneously. Which sickbays have the shortages you talk of at the moment?”
At the moment, the billionaire seems to be aiming at building his super-fast network of the broadband satellite.
SpaceX revealed in the last October that they anticipate adding 30,000 Starlink broadband satellites to the already planned 12,000 for the orbit.
Some skeptics are concerned that it might lead to a space junk crisis that might trap humanity on Earth.
Starlink is a project intending to hurl over 12,000 satellites into the Earth’s orbit to offer cheap Wi-Fi to the entire globe.
The latest permission request might take seven years to receive clearances before the particular satellites get launched.
SpaceX would not have to send off all 30,000 satellites; however, filing for them at the moment could bring to an end other satellite operators pursuing the same slots.
The first 60 Starlink satellites launched into orbit in May and already received criticism for being visible and very bright in the night sky.
The previous satellite batch launched yesterday on a Falcon 9 spaceship, and it lifted off from Kennedy Space Center of NASA in the United States of America. It was the subsequent time SpaceX re-flew a full freight fairing.
A freight fairing is importantly a cone used to guard the top of a spaceship that breaks into half and falls back to Earth.
However, the Falcon 9 first stage landing in the Atlantic Ocean on the drone of SpaceX was unsuccessful.
Elon Musk wrote in a Tweet: “There was an untimely engine failure on the ascent; however, it did not affect orbit insertion.”
“It shows the importance of having nine engines, through analysis required before the subsequent mission.”
Elon Musk is lucky that his space strategies have not yet received any cancelation. Meanwhile, Europe and Russia rover got postponed following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.