Keep an eye on the sky for another SpaceX launch

Feb 18

Last week, SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket with a Tesla vehicle aboard into space.

SpaceX has plans to mimic a constellation of 12,000 broadband satellites in the Low-Earth Orbit.

The latest trial from Elon Musk’s private space company is a world away from last week’s spectacular first launch of Falcon Heavy, the world’s biggest rocket.

SpaceX is scheduled to launch their Falcon 9rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 6:16 a.m. Sunday.

WikiWhat’s the history on Starlink? “Each collision exponentially increases the likelihood of another collision, creating a potential cascade that could severely inhibit future telecommunications, national security, and other space-based activity in the [low Earth orbit] environment”.

To ensure consistent coverage, providers of next-gen satellite broadband will need to put up many more satellites, as well as develop accurate tracking technology that lets devices on the ground communicate with them without missing a beat.

And as if on queue, the FCC just endorsed a SpaceX application to provide broadband services to the USA and worldwide using low-orbit satellites.

“To bridge America’s digital divide, we’ll have to use innovative technologies”, Pai said in a statement. “And it can offer more competition where terrestrial Internet access is already available”.

The proposal now goes to Pai’s four fellow commissioners for consideration.

The FCC has previously approved satellite broadband plans from OneWeb, Space Norway, and Telesat.

Test stations will be located in Hawthorne; Fremont; McGregor and Brownsville, Texas; and in Redmond, Wash., where SpaceX has established an office dedicated to satellite development. That’s about 1,100km (684m) and 1,325 km (823m) above Earth. Further, organizations wiz Aviation, Shipping, First-responders use this reliable broadband satellite for reliable connectivity.

The satellite is designed for a mission of five and a half years and is set to orbit Earth 15 times per day.

The Starlink internet satellite technology could provide internet service with speeds up to one gigabit per second with latencies that are comparable to cable and fiber internet service. Via the National Broadband Plan, the U.S. government is now trying to bring high-speed internet to places where service is lacking, especially rural areas.

SpaceX’s first two experimental satellites, Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, will be deployed in February 2018. After all, they won’t stay in a fixed position.

Satellite internet is now used by organizations or firms which need access in remote locations. The year 2020 is estimated to be when Starlink will become operational with limited service. About 14 million rural Americans and 1.2 million Americans on tribal lands lack mobile broadband service.


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