The first detailed look at how Elon Musk’s space internet could work

SpaceX is revising its satellite internet initiative, Starlink, and it now hopes to operate some of its spacecraft at a lower altitude than originally planned. In a new filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), SpaceX is asking the agency to modify its license so that more than 1,500 Starlink satellites can operate at an altitude 600 kilometers lower than the company originally requested. SpaceX argues that this change will make the space environment safer, as it will be easier to get rid of these satellites at this new altitude when they run low on fuel or can no longer function properly in orbit. This update could also explain the unexpected behavior of two of SpaceX’s test satellites for Starlink, which have remained in... Continue reading…

The first detailed look at how Elon Musk’s space internet could work

Elon Musk has revealed little about his plans to provide internet from space, but a new simulation shows how it could work and who will be able to afford it

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Newscientist

Elon Musk’s 'Starlink' plans to send broadband signals into space are unveiled in a new simulation 

Professor Mark Handley from University College London has devised a detailed clip of how the SpaceX project will probably operate in the solar system.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

SpaceX revises internet satellite launch plan to minimize space debris

For the past few years, SpaceX has been working on its Starlink project, the goal of which is to launch thousands of low-orbiting satellites that will provide high-speed internet to ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Engadget

SpaceX wants to fly some internet satellites closer to Earth to cut down on space trash

SpaceX is revising its satellite internet initiative, Starlink, and it now hopes to operate some of its spacecraft at a lower altitude than originally planned. In a new filing to ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from The Verge

SpaceX’s Starlink aims to put over a thousand of its communications satellites in super-low orbit

SpaceX's planned communication satellite constellation, known as Starlink, will now be targeting a much lower orbit than originally planned, at least for over a thousand of the satellites, the ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from TechCrunch

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