INTERNATIONAL - Space X is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket which will carry an Earth-observation satellite called Paz for Spain and two more satellites to test out the technology needed to receive internet from space.
The launch was supposed to happen Sunday 18 February 2018 but SpaceX moved plans to launch due to performing "final checks', and rescheduled for February 21st.
These 2 satellites in addition to Paz are called the Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b are set to be the first in Elon Musk’s vision to transmit internet to Earth from space.
According to reports, The company with the help of Elon Musk's vision wants to create a giant constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites that will orbit above Earth, allowing internet connectivity to antenna receivers on the planet’s surface.
The idea is to create a network of satellites that ensures connectivity at all times. According to financial projections obtained by The Wall Street Journal , SpaceX 's system, called Starlink, is expected to have more than 40 million subscribers to the service by 2025.