The latest satellites have a production design unlike the earlier models, though Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer, reportedly told attendees at the recent Satellite 2019 conference that these will still be scaled down without intersatellite links and will not start launching satellites for actual service until later this year.
A Twitter user asked Elon Musk if the satellites were flat-packed and how will they be dispensed into orbit, to which Mr Musk responded: "It is flat-packed, no dispenser".
The hardware represents a first step toward completing Starlink, an eventual satellite constellation that will beam high-speed internet down to Earth from space. The FCC approval gave it its approval provided the company could even launch half of that number within the next six years. So far, there has been only one launch of such satellites, a test one that took place in February 2018.
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Now the company is preparing to launch the Starlink project in earnest.
According to Shotwell, the 60 satellites set to be launched are still prototypes. The satellites could also, in a worst-case scenario, trigger a deadly cascade of space debris known as "Kessler syndrome", which would fill space with so many hazards that humans are effectively trapped on Earth.
He also addressed that there's a possibility that "much will likely go wrong on the 1st mission".
SpaceX is just one of many companies eager to launch large constellations of satellites into space, in order to offer global internet coverage.