SpaceX submits paperwork for 30,000 more Starlink satellites

Updated Oct. 15 at 6:18 p.m. Eastern to include a statement from SpaceX.

WASHINGTON — SpaceX has asked the International Telecommunication Union to arrange spectrum for 30,000 additional Starlink satellites.

SpaceX, which is already planning the world’s largest low-Earth-orbit broadband constellation by far, filed paperwork in recent weeks for up to 30,000 additional Starlink satellites on top of the 12,000 already approved by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Read more at the link below:

SpaceX submits paperwork for 30,000 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX’s Starlink Constellation Could Swell by 30,000 More Satellites

A view of SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink satellites in orbit, still in stacked configuration, with the Earth as a brilliant blue backdrop on May 23, 2019.
(Image: © SpaceX)

The constellation could conceivably consist of 42,000 spacecraft.

https://www.space.com/spacex-30000-more-starlink-satellites.html

Note by EMFSA: see our post of the 21 st of May 2019

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