SpaceX deployed 60 satellites at the beginning of this month through a Falcon 9 rocket while preparing to analyze the test results from the already installed constellation of over 700 satellites. The Falcon 9 rocket departed from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s launch pad 39A heading for the low-Earth orbit with Starlink satellites’ newest set. The rocket successfully arrived at the orbit, deploying the satellites into their positions.
Later on, the rocket’s reusable booster docked on the ready-made docking ship in the Atlantic Ocean. This booster has now made two flights since its inception in the rocket. The chief engineer of SpaceX, Kate Tice, stated that the firm will be unveiling its Starlink internet service within 2020 and after the current tests with its employees prove its reliability.
Tice revealed that the tests show a download speed exceeding 90 megabits in a second, although they cannot determine the reconnection rate. She added that the data available concerning the device reconnection is quick enough to allow gamers and movie downloaders to receive a continuous spectrum throughout their operations.
Tice admitted that the constellation’s completion would take more time, considering that they are far from the set number of satellites they must deploy in space. Nevertheless, Tice stated that they incorporate the required technology into their constellation with the latest feature being the inter-satellite connectors, a technology she hopes they would have adopted earlier.
SpaceX has tested some of the connectors with two satellites and renamed them space lasers. Tice reported that the connectors had proved their efficiency in transmitting hundreds of gigabytes of data and explained that their next batches’ installation would maximize the quantity of data transferable globally.
The space lasers help to increase the reconnection speed and are raising the stakes of SpaceX to attract the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will lower the cost of the internet for the Americans. SpaceX explained to the FCC that their satellites would minimize the buffering of the signals to negligible milliseconds.
Currently, SpaceX is scrapping out the old Starlink satellites with degenerate concepts to create room for the new advanced, and durable satellite. This move will maximize the internet connectivity speed for the country’s citizens and allow the firm to be futuristic.
In conclusion, SpaceX will clear the satellites in orbits below 200 kilometers because of their impending destruction caused by friction and gravity. This move will clear satellites’ debris that is likely to affect the terrestrial land and people living below the satellites’ positions.