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Source https://www.lightreading.com/5g/dishs-5g-ambitions-for-12ghz-face-setback/d/d-id/769076 News Analysis MIKE DANO, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies 4/27/2021 The FCC approved a request by SpaceX’s Starlink to make changes to its constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. The ruling represents a setback to Starlink competitors like Viasat and Amazon that had argued against the changes, as well as a...
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April 27, 2021 Source: https://www.reuters.com/technology/fcc-votes-approve-spacex-satellite-plan-official-2021-04-27/ Reuters, David Shepardson The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Tuesday it had voted to approve a SpaceX plan to deploy Starlink satellites at a lower earth orbit as part of the company’s push to offer space-based broadband internet service. The decision, which Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday, includes...
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‘Red alerts’ of a potential disaster were sent to the companies By Joey Roulette  Apr 9, 2021 https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/9/22374262/oneweb-spacex-satellites-dodged-potential-collision-orbit-space-force Two satellites from the fast-growing constellations of OneWeb and SpaceX’s Starlink dodged a dangerously close approach with one another in orbit last weekend, representatives from the US Space Force and OneWeb said. It’s the first known collision avoidance event...
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KING 5 : Stephen Vilke’s cameras pointed at Puget Sound from Bainbridge Island captured debris from a SpaceX rocket shooting across the sky on March 25, 2021.
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Source: Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-spacex-starlink-satellites-dominate-orbit-industry-experts-2021-3?IR=T Kate Duffy SpaceX Starlink satellites have taken over the lower Earth orbit, experts told Insider.There are apparently 1,300 Starlink satellites in lower orbit and 300 from other entities.“We’re not at the end of the world yet but it’s a serious situation,” another space researcher said. SpaceX is rapidly deploying its Starlink...
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Source: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/critics-take-aim-spacex-starlink-amazon-kuiper-satellite-constellations/ BY ALAN BOYLE on March 11, 2021 SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb say their satellite mega-constellations will make broadband internet goodness available to billions of people around the world who are unserved or underserved — but some say those promises have to be weighed against the potential perils. These critics cite the risk of catastrophic satellite collisions, concerns about cybersecurity...
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Source https://www.satellitetoday.com/broadband/2021/01/04/viasat-requests-fcc-look-into-environmental-impact-of-spacexs-starlink-constellation/ By Rachel Jewett | January 4, 2021 Viasat has taken issue with SpaceX’s request to lower the orbital altitude of its Starlink satellite constellation, and requested the FCC to prepare an environmental impact statement on Starlink.  In an FCC filing on Dec. 22, Viasat outlined its environmental concerns with Starlink and with SpaceX’s request to relocate the satellites to...
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Ryan, Ramon J., The Fault in Our Stars: Challenging the FCC’s Treatment of Commercial Satellites as Categorically Excluded from Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act (May 1, 2020). Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2020, Available at SSRN:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=3735092 Abstract Mega satellite constellations, such as SpaceX’s Starlink, have the...
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Source: https://spacenews.com/spacex-l3harris-win-space-development-agency-contracts-to-build-missile-warning-satellites/ by Sandra Erwin — October 5, 2020 SDA Director Derek Tournear said SpaceX “came in with an extremely credible proposal” that leverages the Starlink assembly line WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency awarded  $193.5 million to L3Harris and $149 million to SpaceX to build four satellites each to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles. The contracts...
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By INTELSAT CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSSeptember 17, 2020 McLean, VA – Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, today announced it has finalized all of its required contracts with satellite manufacturers and launch-vehicle providers to move forward and meet the accelerated C-band spectrum clearing timelines established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this year....
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