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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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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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Source: https://spacenews.com/china-is-developing-plans-for-a-13000-satellite-communications-megaconstellation/ by Andrew Jones — April 21, 2021 HELSINKI — China is to oversee the construction and operation of a national satellite internet megaconstellation through coordinating the country’s major space actors.  Recent comments by senior officials indicate that plans are moving ahead to alter earlier constellation plans by space sector state-owned enterprises and possibly make these part...
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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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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://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadband/385963-elon-musks-starlink-in-south-africa-how-it-compares-with- By Jamie McKane, 11 February 2021 Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite broadband service is now available for pre-order in South Africa, providing users around the country with affordable high-speed broadband. Starlink uses a constellation of lower-earth orbit (LEO) satellites to offer fast Internet connectivity to its users. The service has started taking deposits from users...
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