SpaceX plans to deploy more than 2,000 Starlink satellites and has been approved by the US FCC

As part of a plan to provide high-speed broadband internet services, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has applied for FCC approval to fly 2,824 satellites in lower orbits.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Tuesday it voted to approve SpaceX’s plan to deploy some Starlink satellites in lower-than-planned Earth orbits, as part of its push to provide space-based broadband internet. 

The plan requires the FCC to approve the flight of 2,824 satellites in lower orbits as part of a plan to provide high-speed broadband Internet services to currently inaccessible people. Altitude changes will improve space safety and reduce energy flux-density emissions, thus improving SpaceX told the FCC that this was done in terms of interference with the environment and a “lower elevation angle to improve the experience. the client’s”.

According to a Reuters report earlier on Tuesday, the FCC’s decision to approve includes many conditions to ensure the safety of the plan. FCC said. The FCC also said that SpaceX has agreed to accept that its low-altitude satellites may be interfered with by satellites deployed under Amazon’s Kuiper Systems satellite project.

In July this year, Amazon said it would invest more than US $ 10 billion (about Rs Rs 74,425 crore) to build a network of 3,236 low-Earth orbit satellites. Musk and Amazon are bidding on competing for satellite programs, and Amazon is against FCC Order appreciated. 

“SpaceX’s clear conditions include requiring that it stay below 580 kilometers and accept the additional interference caused by its redesign. These conditions resolve our main concerns about space safety and interference.” SpaceX ultimately plans to deploy a total of 12,000 satellites. It has been said that the Starlink constellation will cost around 10 billion US dollars (around Rs 74,425 crore). 

Although the cost of implementation is very high, satellite technology can provide high-speed Internet for people who live in rural areas or places with difficult maintenance, where fiber optic cables and cell phone towers cannot reach. When hurricanes or other natural disasters interfere with communications, this technology can also be a key backup.

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