It’s not just ambition – this is the real plans. The company Elon musk wants to provide network access in the most remote corners of the planet.
Saturday, February 17, SpaceX will conduct another Falcon 9 launch. According to the plan, the reusable rocket will deliver into orbit a Spanish satellite Paz for the radar and two test satellites for Internet distribution Microsat 2a and 2b
As reported on the website NASA, SpaceX plans to launch a network of thousands of satellites. By 2027 they should provide full Internet coverage for the entire surface of the Earth, reports Rus.Media.
SpaceX will hold the fourth in this year’s launch of the space 17 Feb. Reusable Falcon 9 rocket launched from air base Vandenberg in California. The company has already spent the entry of a rocket engine and started preparation of the payload.
According to NASA, will deliver the rocket into a sun-synchronous orbit, the Spanish radar observation satellite Paz a mass of 1350 kg, as well as two demo satellites Microsat 2a and 2b, a mass of 400 kg. the Demo satellites will be the first component of branched-chain “constellation” of satellites Starlink.
According to the business plan, from 2019 to 2024 SpaceX will orbit 4425 satellites for Internet distribution. Earlier, representatives of the company reported that the “constellation” will be located in low earth orbit at a height of 1110-1350 km – lower than traditional geostationary satellites.
Due to this delay, the signal transmission will be only 25-35 milliseconds. With most satellite providers, the figure is 600 milliseconds.
The Falcon 9 will lead the Spanish Paz satellite to a height of 514 km and Microsat 2a and 2b located above. With their help, the company will test the systems in the Ku-band in conjunction with ground stations.
Point when SpaceX will be based in Washington, California and Texas. The company also equips the receiving terminals vans, which will be installed in different cities across America.
The Starlink system it is little known. Representatives of SpaceX previously reported that the satellites will operate on the principle of a mesh network and can transmit a signal to the areas with the maximum load.
Only SpaceX promises to provide Internet to billions of people, including people in remote and rural regions. The Starlink system will transmit a signal directly to the station and terminals in the homes of the users, their work requires a minimum of infrastructure.
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This will hold the Internet in the regions, where previously, network access was not available. The connection speed even in the most remote locations will reach 1 Gbit/sec.
Satellite business should be the main source of income for SpaceX. According to internal documents of the company, by 2025 this trend will SpaceX $30 billion and an operating profit of $15-20 billion.
Part of the profits SpaceX plans to spend on space flight program to Mars. In 2015, when Elon Musk first introduced the Starlink project, he noted that satellite-earned funds will go to “building a city on Mars”.
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