SpaceX: We’ve launched 32,000 Linux computers into space for Starlink internet

Each of SpaceX’s monthly launches of 60 internet-beaming Starlink satellites carries 4,000 stripped-back Linux computers, SpaceX software engineers have revealed.

SpaceX engineers disclosed the detail in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over the weekend.

Elon Musk’s rocket company last week launched 60 more internet-beaming satellites into space on a reused Falcon 9 rocket, bringing its total count to around 480 and moving it closer to the 800 it needs to provide moderate coverage over the US.

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