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SpaceX launches first full batch of laser-equipped Starlink satellites Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/09/14/spacex-launches-first-full-batch-of-laser-equipped-starlink-satellites/ September 14, 2021 by Stephen Clark Snippet: The rocket targeted deployment of the Starlink satellites in an elongated orbit with an apogee, or high point, of 213 miles (343 kilometers). The satellites, built by SpaceX on an assembly line in Redmond, Washington, will deploy solar panels...
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Starlink Study Reveals Mind-Boggling Facts About Service Outages Source: https://wccftech.com/starlink-study-reveals-mind-boggling-facts-about-service-outages/ By Ramish Zafar Aug 21, 2021 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (SpaceX) Starlink satellite internet constellation was the center of a detailed study last month, conducted by the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Vienna. The study covers several areas of Starlink’s performance, such as its download...
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SpaceX outlined more about its Starlink Gen2 plan in filings yesterday.Highlights:—Launching with Starship in preferred configuration—29,988 satellites at 9 orbital altitudes—Sats are larger, heavier, more powerful—Could accommodate other payloadshttps://t.co/YIqZAlP3RN— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) August 19, 2021 Snippet: Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed new details about plans for the next-generation of satellites in its Starlink internet system in federal...
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Source https://wccftech.com/new-starlink-dishes-for-cars-planes-to-carry-radiation-hazard-warning/ By Ramish Zafar, Aug 8, 2021 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (SpaceX) Starlink satellite internet service is making progress in delivering internet connectivity to vehicles. SpaceX’s subsidiary, SpaceX Services Inc, also referred to as SpaceX, has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking it to operate brand new user terminals. These terminals, ‘high...
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SpaceX's second-generation Starlink network will be made up of nearly 30,000 satellites—or about 17 times larger than the existing network. https://t.co/eXzhEYqdQh— PCMag (@PCMag) August 3, 2021 SpaceX tells the FCC that Starlink is now serving 90,000 users in 12 countries, up from 69,000 in late June. By Michael Kan August 3, 2021 Hundreds of thousands of...
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Source: SpaceNews https://spacenews.com/u-k-to-strengthen-regulations-for-starlink-oneweb-and-other-ngso-constellations/ by Jason Rainbow — July 26, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. — British telecoms regulator Ofcom is proposing rule changes that would affect Starlink, OneWeb and other satellite constellations operating in non-geostationary orbits (NGSO). It is increasingly difficult for companies to agree on how to operate their NGSO networks without causing harmful radio interference to each other,...
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Source: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/jasonreportconstellations/ The U.S. National Science Foundation commissioned a study by the independent science advisory group JASON to assess the impact of current and planned large satellite constellations on astronomical observations in 2020. The charge for JASON was to: Understand the types and numbers of spacecraft planned for launch in the next decade.Understand the current...
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Boley, A.C., Byers, M. Satellite mega-constellations create risks in Low Earth Orbit, the atmosphere and on Earth. Sci Rep 11, 10642 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89909-7 Abstract The rapid development of mega-constellations risks multiple tragedies of the commons, including tragedies to ground-based astronomy, Earth orbit, and Earth’s upper atmosphere. Moreover, the connections between the Earth and space environments are inadequately taken...
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SpaceX launches Starlink rideshare mission as constellation deployment milestone nears Written by Lee Kanayama & Joseph Navin May 15, 2021 SpaceX launched its third Starlink mission in just 11 days on the v1.0 L26 flight. The mission brings the total number of operational Starlink v1.0 satellites launched to near 1,567 – just shy of the 1,584 needed...
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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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