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three , SpaceX took the first step towards its orbiting internet system late Thursday , a falcon nine rocket launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral with the payload of sixty small satellites eventually C. E. O. U. on musk wants to put twelve thousand up there , this will be the starlink network one day it could be a high speed internet to customers around the world Eric Johnson covers tech for Reuters consolations in low earth orbit represent a radical shift in the telecommunications industry because the satellites are smaller cheaper to build an easier to replace must starling project represents a colossal undertaking not only does the company have to build thousands of these tiny satellites and actually get them into orbit but he also faces stiff competition from a number of companies ranging from Airbus backed one web to Canada's Telesat all building their own competing networks small satellites is a relative term here each one actually ways of five hundred pounds so this is the heaviest cargo carried by any SpaceX rocket so far satellite slowly gliding away from the top of the second stage the satellites in orbit closer to earth thanks to advances in lasers in computer chips , starlink is worth the effort for musk last week he said he thinks it could grab a three to five percent of what he estimates is it one trillion dollars that internet connectivity generates worldwide every year starlink is crucial to the billionaire entrepreneurs plans because he needs an extra source of revenue to be able to achieve his grander ambitions including building a starship to take paying customers to the moon and eventually colonizing Mars but before all that must Kay said he needs at least twelve launches carrying similar payloads to achieve constant internet coverage of most of the world currently starlink's only authorized for operations in the U. S. musk says as many as two thousand satellites will need to be launched a year and that SpaceX will begin approaching customers for his almost anywhere internet later this year or in twenty twenty twenty three second