Tesla's founder and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, is a man of great ambition, and plans to build a satellite-based network in space to spread the Internet on the Internet. Now this great project has come a step closer to realizing.
As with other Ars Technica reports, SpaceX recently received the FCC approval, which represents the US communications authorities, to send 7518 broadband satellites to space.
Second approval round
Musk and SpaceX have already received approval to launch 4425 satellites this spring, and with this new approval, the rest of the projects have now been green.
In a press release that deals with fresh certification, the FCC writes that SpaceX is now flexible and secure to support a wide range of broadband and communications services for private and commercial / professional users worldwide.
751818 The new satellite satellites are called "very low satellites" (VLEO), which will orbit the globe at 335 and 346 kilometers, and will use a frequency of 37.5 – 42 GHz for communications from the room to the back stations and 47.2 to 50.2 GHz In the other direction.
The previously approved stars of 4425 satellites will be higher at an altitude of between 1110 and 1325 km.
One to the other
The satellites will use a solution called the "phased array," which means that the antennas can "control" the beams to concentrate the places where the need is greatest, with small receivers on the ground that can track the satellites continuously.
SpaceX has previously said that the satellite system, otherwise called Starlink, can provide one bandwidth per 2 gigabyte bandwidth to the end user after it is in place and better.
The idea of the project is to give users more options within the high-speed Internet, and to spread the network to other parts of the world, including areas where other infrastructures are developed.
As reported by Reuters last month, SpaceX plans to transmit satellites at various stages through 2024, but the goal is for the system to be in use by 2020. Only how we will benefit from the project remains to be seen.
Facebook also tried to stack a similar project on its feet, then with a drone instead of satellites, but this venture was put in place this summer.
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