SpaceX is Tesla’s more ambitious and smarter older brother, with plans to make life interplanetary they are setting new standards in the industry. Elon Musk announced SpaceX’s future plans during the 67th International Astronautical Congress on September 27 2016. The YouTube video can be seen here, where Musk goes into more detail regarding the system’s architecture.
While SpaceX is still some ways from realizing this concept, they have started off with some “Smaller” plans. SpaceX plans to launch 10 satellites into space on its Falcon 9 rocket this Saturday at 9:54:34 a.m. PST. It is the first launch since Septembers launch failure, which left skeptics of the space companies future plans.
The satellites will be operated by Iridium Communications Inc, they are based in McLean, Virginia, United States and operate the Iridium satellite constellation, which are 66 satellites all around the world which provide internet services to mobiles phones and other type devices. The addition of 10 more satellites will expand the companies reach, making it that much more robust.
Saturdays launch is a very important date for SpaceX as they are providing a launch service for other private companies. Essentially their reputation and future funding depends on this launch. I believe that SpaceX will manage to successfully complete the mission, adding that much more trust into their hands.