It could be years before any of the 30,000 satellites described in the paperwork actually launch. The recent request for permission could take seven years to get clearances before the specified satellites are launched, The Sun reported on Wednesday.
30,000 satellites is not a typo Elon Musk, rocket man, Tesla man, Hyperloop man, and a highly enthusiastic backer of getting mankind onto Mars, now says that his original plan for his "Starlink" broadband by satellite' scheme for 12,000 satellites isn't quite enough.
SpaceX is planning to launch 30,000 satellites for the Starlink network.
This will bring the total number of satellites in Starlink upto 42,000.
SpaceX has in the space of a breedbandinternetwerk launch, and in competition with, for example, the start-up OneWeb, or it is Being project managed by Amazon. The company envisions its Starlink internet network ultimately comprising 12,000 satellites and delivering global internet access. Five percent of them was within a month after the launch of out-of-service.
But Starlink has a bigger upside as the satellite-based Internet network will go commercial in another two years. "They have a lot of ambitious projects going on that they need funding for". National regulators submit filing on behalf of their country's satellite operators. ITU Chief of Space Services Alexandre Vallet confirmed to CNET that the FCC had submitted 20 filings of 1,500 satellites apiece in various low Earth orbits between 204 miles (328 kilometers) and 360 miles (579 kilometers) in altitude.
With this in mind, part of SpaceX's goal in filing for 30,000 satellites may be to reserve its place and prevent competitors from taking its desired orbit and frequency first. It also ensures that operators around the world do not engage in spectrum hogging.
Yes, you did the math right: SpaceX would like to ultimately be able to operate up to 42,000 satellites. SpaceX has said that an on-ground operator missed a message from the U.S. Air Force showing that the chance of a collision had increased, and that it is implementing "corrective actions".
Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer at SpaceX and a 2019 Wash100 award victor, said the company sees the U.S. Army as a potential client for its Starship space vehicle and Starlink satellite constellation, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The company has FCC permission to deploy up to 11,943 satellites.
Musk said in May that SpaceX had not yet signed up any customers because it wanted to wait until the system was working well but that the company was interested in partnering with governments or telecommunications companies.