SpaceX is about to launch two of its space internet satellites — the first of nearly 12,000

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Now that the dust has settled on SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy mission, the company is returning to its routine with another Falcon 9 launch. The rocket is scheduled to take off from California this morning, sending an Earth observation satellite called Peace for Spain. But the vehicle will also have two additional satellites hitchhiking for the trip: prototype probes built by SpaceX to test the technology needed to transmit the Internet from space.
The delivery of these two test spacecraft, called Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, is a great first step in SpaceX's long-term plans to create satellite Internet. The company wants to create a giant constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites that will orbit a synchronized dance on Earth, …

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