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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/12/stars-astronomy-spacex-satellite-elon-musk Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape. Stuart Clark, Sat 12 Sep 2020 17.00 BST The natural serenity of the night sky is a touchstone for all of us. Everyone alive today looks at the same stars no matter where they are located on the...
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Illustration: iStockphoto Source: https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/satellites/amazons-project-kuiper-is-more-than-the-companys-response-to-spacex Amazon Web Services and Blue Origin could mean the satellite constellation becomes part of a larger ecosystem. 17 Aug 2020 | 19:00 GMT By Michael Koziol Amazon cleared an important hurdle when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on 30 July that the company was authorized to deploy and operate its Kuiper satellite constellation. The authorization came with...
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Source: https://www.telecompetitor.com/first-spacex-starlink-satellite-broadband-speeds-revealed/#:~:text=Using%20the%20Ookla%20Speedtest%20app,beta%20users%20for%20the%20service. 8/13/20 at 11:57 AM by Bernie Arnason A Reddit forum for SpaceX’s Starlink has revealed the first speeds for the new satellite broadband service. SpaceX has already launched hundreds of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites that will power this next generation satellite broadband service. Excerpt: Coverage is currently limited to the Northern region of the...
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Starlink Launch 9 should be just around the corner. Launch 7 has just been completed and Launch 8 is targeted for May. Musk has said that Starlink can provide “minor” internet coverage with at least 400 satellites and “moderate” service with about 800, so the constellation will likely be operational relatively soon. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1253084960057176068?s=20 Private beta...
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SpaceX seeks to modify Starlink regulatory license SpaceX recently submitted an application to the Federal Communication Commission proposing to operate more satellites in lower orbits than the FCC previously authorized. The first phase of the Starlink network will include 1,584 satellites orbiting 341 miles (550 kilometers) above Earth. That part of the constellation, which SpaceX...
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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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