SpaceX launches another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, its 12th so far

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 17, 2020

During this launch, SpaceX claims that the satellites have shown "download speeds greater than 100 mbps".

Onsite at Kennedy SPace Center's Press Site, all cameras are poised to capture the flame and fury of ignition and liftoff of Falcon 9, 8:46 a.m. EDT, September 3, 2020.

Each satellite weighs about 260 kilograms and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimizes volume, allowing for a dense launch stack to take full advantage of the launch capabilities of the Falcon 9 carrier rocket, according to SpaceX.

Elon Musk's SpaceX has recently confirmed a couple of unique details regarding the Starlink internet service's beta testing stage via SpaceX's very own engineer Kate Tice during the launch's webcast for the most recent satellite mission of Starlink.

The rocket's reusable first-stage booster landed on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You", located in the Atlantic Ocean. Tice also added that this was definitely fast enough for users to stream many multiple HD video streams all at once, leaving additional bandwidth to spare.

If you want to watch the launch live, it will be broadcast live on SpaceX's YouTube channel. The firm has permission to loft 12,000 satellites. SpaceX told the FCC in February that Starlink would have less than 50 milliseconds of signal lag. "Once these space lasers are fully deployed, Starlink will be one of the fastest options available to transfer data around the world".

After today's launch, SpaceX has put more than 700 satellites into orbit, more than the 400 needed to provide the initial operational capacity and close to the 800 needed to provide the significant operational capabilities.

Inter-satellite links help lower latency, which could improve SpaceX's odds of winning a share of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, meant to subsidize high-speed internet in the United States.

Starlink's ultimate goal is to leapfrog what's now out there already with its existing low Earth orbit constellations.

There are now reportedly more than 600 Starlink satellites in orbit.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE