Starlink satellites will blanket Earth with superfast internet by 2020

Starlink satellites will blanket Earth with superfast internet by 2020

Starlink satellites will blanket Earth with superfast internet by 2020

And now Elon Musk has just become the coolest guy in the solar system by launching a auto into space.

If approved by the rest of the commission, SpaceX's satellites could provide internet to much of the U.S. and beyond, increasing connectivity.

The rocket will carry the PAZ satellite for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain and multiple smaller secondary payloads. With the addition of laser-based communications links between each or most of the Starlink satellites planned to be placed in orbit, SpaceX's constellation will be truly unique in its extreme flexibility as a giant, global mesh network.

The FCC said that the technology is promising to consumers as it will expand internet access to remote and rural areas that lack connectivity. The project is part of an initiative that Musk announced back in 2014, in which he promised "unfettered" and "very low-cost" internet for the masses. The launch can take place before SpaceX's more powerful rocket is certified by the military because the mission is considered experimental. Other companies including Canada's Telesat, the UK's OneWeb and Space Norway have also received approval from the FCC on similar proposals.

PAZ will be delivered to the same orbit as two related radar-imaging satellites, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, forming a high-resolution satellite constellation.

Created to operate for more than five years, PAZ will orbit Earth 15 times per day, covering an area of over 186,411 square miles from an altitude of 322 miles.

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Just a little over a week after making history with the successful launch of Falcon Heavy, SpaceX is once again in the news. They are Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, and will shed light on the beginning of the massive network that Elon Musk's company hopes to be around 12,000 individual low-orbiting satellites. That is total of almost 12,000 interconnected satellites that'd blanket Earth with high-speed internet access, which is almost three times more spacecraft than now orbit the planet today and a vast departure from dish-based internet providers today.

SpaceX plans to launch of a pair of satellites to test the service this weekend.

During the first phase of the project the company plans to launch 800 satellites that will completely cover the signal territory of the United States, Puerto Rico and the US virgin Islands.

SpaceX expects the system, called Starlink, to be a big moneymaker.

FCC chairman Pai, who was appointed by President Trump, said last week that if SpaceX gets approval for its satellite project, it'll be a first for an American-based company in the internet-in-space race. They'll then work with Earth-bound receivers to deliver broadband internet. The cheaper it is to launch an internet satellite, the more you can launch. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which overlooks all the matter of telecommunication received a letter from senators in the US about the space debris.

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