In a recent FCC call, SpaceX offered up more details on Starlink, along with its plans to bring the satellite-beaming internet to fruition.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has lofty ambitions after it passed its most recent milestone.
The SpaceX division still requires approval, but Starlink plans to offer global coverage from its internet beaming satellites in September.
The FFC has granted SpaceX permission to fly the next batch of 2 814 satellites at an altitude of 550km rather than the previously planned 1 150km.
As SpaceX continues to launch more satellites into orbit as a part of Starlink, avoiding collisions in future will be critical.
SpaceX’s reusable rocket earns its name.
Starlink is scheduled to arrive in South Africa in 2022 according to an updated pre-order page for locals.
Who will decide on Martian laws? Those that start colonising the planet according to Starlink.
Starlink will only be available in the US and Canada for now with expansion across the globe expected in 2021.
Bright constellations of satellites could block our view of space and potentially Earth-threatening asteroids.
The company’s first batch of satellites for project Starlink are ready.
The plan is to launch 11 000 satellites as part of SpaceX’s Starlink network.