AA | Wednesday, May 05, 2021 – 17:06 | Last Updated: 05 05 2021 – 17:06
SpaceX, the US rocket, satellite and space shuttle manufacturer, sent 60 communication satellites, which are part of the Starlink internet satellite network, to space on May 4, which is celebrated as “Star Wars Day”.
This was the 26th launch of the company under the Starlink project.
References from Star Wars movies
The launch coincided with the May 4th Star Wars Day, celebrated by fans of the “Star Wars” movies created by US director George Lucas.
On the occasion of the celebration, the rocket carrying the satellites was named after the spaceship “Millennium Falcon” used by Han Solo in the movie Star Wars.
Before the launch, again inspired by the slogan used by the characters in the movies, the announcement “Let the power be with you” was made.
SpaceX plans to establish a network of 12 thousand satellites in earth orbit with Starlink satellites. The project is aimed to be completed in 2027.