Elon Musk gave us a look at his company's ahead their trip beyond our world in a Falcon 9 rocket.
"First 60 @SpaceX Starlink satellites loaded into Falcon fairing. Tight fit," he wrote.
The company is hoping to launch on Tuesday or Wednesday, but Musk also warned that "much will likely go wrong" with this first mission and that the company will need to make six more launches of 60 satellites required for minor coverage and double that for moderate.
Musk highlighted that these satellites are "production design," unlike February 2018's proof of concept Space News.. Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and chief operating officer, said last week that these are still only scaled-down test models -- the company will start launching satellites for actual service later in 2019, according to
Musk reportedly firedover disagreements about the program's pace last June.
First published at 4:21 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:05 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.