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The US Army is looking at using the SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation. 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. The constellation could conceivably consist of 42,000 spacecraft.
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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...
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SpaceX has just requested permission from the FCC to operate 1M ‘earth stations’. Image credit: www.universetoday.com The earth stations will transmit in the range of 14.0-14.5 GHz (part of the ‘Ku band’) and receive in the range of 10.7-12.7 GHz (part of the ‘X band’). For comparison, current LTE networks operate at 600MHz to 2.5GHz. In...
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