Published By : 30 Mar 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
FCC has finally given approval to SpaceX for to launch thousands of satellites which will cover the Earth, thereby providing a blanket of broadband connectivity in most regions. The agreement between SpaceX is a part of a plan that will enable the company to launch half of the total number of satellites within six years.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is highly excited on behalf of the organization regarding the prospect of this mission, which can change the way Internet connectivity is being provided. He also has requested all of his colleagues to support him in this event, so that high speed Internet can finally reach remote regions. An immediate reply from Gwynne Shotwell, the COO of SpaceX was received, which mainly appreciates the FCC’s ‘go ahead’ signal for the company’s constellation license. He further said that linking global community with affordable and reliable broadband service is a key motto of the company.
The company has also released an illustration which depicts the satellites at an attitude of 1150km. They are cover an area having a radius of 1060 km, and are angularly positioned at 40.46 degrees from both areal extremities. The service is called Starlink, and received a lot of flak from numerous satellite operators such as Spire and OneWeb. Several experts have questioned the reliability of the satellites, further questioning the need to crowd the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Test versions of the satellites have already been launched by the company. However, the entire setup is expected to go up probably two at a time. Eventually SpaceX plans to launch at least 12,000 satellites. However, the high altitude group is expected to depict a total number of 4,425 satellites. Therefore a separate authorization is needed to launch the remaining number as their operations will be according to a different radio frequency, and at a different altitude.