Published: Sun, June 02, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

An astronomer captured SpaceX's recently-launched StarLink satellites on video

An astronomer captured SpaceX's recently-launched StarLink satellites on video

Musk has said he sees the new Starlink venture as an important new revenue stream for his California-based Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, whose launch service income he expects to top out at around $3 billion a year.

Following the chorus of concerns, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk responded revealing the satellites' solar arrays had not yet been pointed at the sun.

The Starlink network will become operational once the satellite count reaches 800 requiring a dozen more such successful launches.

The satellites are part of SpaceX's more ambitious projects: a massive fleet of satellites orbiting between 340 and 208 miles up that will provide internet connectivity around the Earth.

The Indian Express explains that the Starlink network will use a total 12,000 low-orbit satellites that move in three different orbital shells about 500 to 1,300 kilometres above the Earth.

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The constellation, which so far consists of 60 satellites but is set to be expanded to 12,000, add more clutter and significantly reduce our view of the cosmos, potentially dealing an important blow to many, many space surveys. One, Alex Parker, suggested that there could eventually be more Starlink satellites visible to the naked eye than stars.

Each of the satellites weighs 227kg and was built in-house in Redmond, near Seattle. With the greater good in mind, he emphasized that he will make sure the Starlink satellites will not have any negative impact on astronomical and scientific discoveries.

"There are already 4900 satellites in orbit, which people notice ~0% of the time", Musk wrote on Twitter, in response to a question whether he anxious about the satellites adding to space debris and polluting the sky.

Elon Musk took to Twitter to answer questions and allay the doubts of the people. He also concurred that some disturbance was a fair trade off if Starlink could give people in remote collections gain access to the internet.

The Starlink is created to connect end users with low latency, high bandwidth broadband services capable of up to 1Gbps even in rural areas. AAP in Delhi has also been juggling different models of hi-speed Wi-Fi.

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