The 500-pound satellites will beam signals as part of the Starlink constellation for the internet service of the same name. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted the satellites Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to low-Earth orbit.
SpaceX will assess the satellites' functionality and estimates that they will be able to verify the launch’s results after a day.
The Starlink internet service is a business venture of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. He expects SpaceX’s launch service to generate about $3B annually.