# How will Starlink satellites deploy from the fairing and reach their orbits?

Elon Musk posted this picture of the first 60 Starlink satellites packed densely into the fairing of the Falcon scheduled to launch in a few hours.

There doesn't appear to be a launcher or ejector to launch the satellites from the fairing once in orbit, so how will they be moved to their correct orbits?

Will they just be dropped off one by one, is there an ejector mechanism, or is there some other way to correctly configure their orbits?

• I cannot wait till the launch tonight when it happens and we get to see it on the value. – geoffc May 15 at 22:07
• They will spin up the 2nd stage really fast w/ thrusters and then just let go of them all at once? – uhoh May 16 at 1:14
• the fairing will have been ejected long before the satellites are released, unless I'm very much mistaken – JCRM May 16 at 19:08

• +1 btw I've used your reference in What performance specification would be lower for Krypton than for Xenon in Hall effect thrusters? – uhoh May 16 at 19:24