For the better part of a decade, the world has waited for SpaceX to deliver on its promise to provide high-speed internet from space. The wait is finally over. Broadband satellite internet is here … or will be before the year is out.On Monday evening, January 6, SpaceX successfully launched its second “official” Starlink mission, carrying 60 satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. In addition to the 115 operational satellites put into orbit on previous launches, this gives the company about 175 operational internet satellites in orbit today. Assuming SpaceX continues putting satellites in orbit at a rate of 60 satellites per launch (and doesn’t attempt to accelerate deployment by using bigger Falcon Heavy or Starship rockets), 11 more Falcon 9-Starlink missions should suffice to surpass the 800-sat threshold for “moderate” internet coverage. At a planned launch rate of two Falcon 9 launches per month, therefore, Starlink should reach this goal by the end of June 2020. By the end of the year, Starlinks in orbit should reach 1,500. Incidentally, at that point, about 40% of all operational satellites (launched by anybody, anywhere, ever) in orbit will be SpaceX Starlink satellites — a pretty amazing statistic.