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SpaceX aims to provide internet coverage with Starlink constellation as soon as mid-2020

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/22/20927277/spacex-starlink-broadband-satellite-constellation-internet-2020

SpaceX aims to provide internet coverage with Starlink constellation as soon as mid-2020

SpaceX says it plans to begin offering broadband services to customers with its massive internet-from-space initiative, known as Starlink, as early as mid-2020, SpaceNews reports. The company needs to complete six to eight launches, with 60 satellites per ride, in order to get the service up and running, SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell told reporters during a media roundtable in Washington, DC.

Starlink is SpaceX’s proposed constellation of thousands of satellites, which are designed to orbit at low altitudes above the Earth and beam internet coverage to the surface below. SpaceX has so far secured licensing from the Federal Communications Commission to launch nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit. And just last week, the company…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/22/20927277/spacex-starlink-broadband-satellite-constellation-internet-2020

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