The latest launch will kick off a brisk pace of launches by SpaceX planned for 2020.
SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late on January 6, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9's first stage on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Starlink is already the largest telecom satellite constellation in existence, and SpaceX has regulatory approval to launch a total of more than 10,000 satellites.
For perspective, only about 2,000 operational satellites now circle Earth, and humanity has launched fewer than 9,000 craft since the dawn of the Space Age, according to the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs.
The constellation is potentially lucrative, seeing SpaceX surge above OneWeb and other companies looking to construct a low-latency Internet for earth from space. The company also says it's "testing an experimental marketing treatment on one satellite" to see if that further reduces their effect on night sky visibility for high-sensitivity research instruments.
There will likely be at least one more batch of 60 Starlink satellites scheduled to launch before the end of January. Even so, SpaceX said it's supplying astronomy groups with the satellite coordinates in advance, so they can avoid the bright flyover times. Initially, Starlink will aim to provide service in the US and Canada by the end of 2020, with as many as 20 more launches of similarly sized batches of Starlink satellites to take place over the course of the year.
2020 will be a busy year for SpaceX.
The higher the orbit, the less visible the satellites are from the ground, according to SpaceX.
Among the 60 satellites set to be deployed tomorrow is a single test article treated with a new anti-reflective coating.
"We know that reaching unconnected communities will require a combination of technologies and strategies and these new entrants are perfectly poised to be part of the solution", Brian Dietz, Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications for NCTA - Internet & Television Association, told Al Jazeera.