Elon fires 60 more satellites into LEO

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Elon fires 60 more satellites into LEO

Post by rusty » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:23 am

This sure is getting interesting. They are building a LEO constellation of satellites for broadband. The end user will install a flat smart antenna on their house and establish 2-way communications with the satellites passing overhead. They are using ku and ka spectrum. Communications will be encrypted like dth satellite.

https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-4 ... nding.html


I can't see why they won't offer TV service along with broadband using this technology. If Elon succeeds, the 5G stuff could be dead in the water.
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Re: Elon fires 60 more satellites into LEO

Post by rusty » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:27 am

Is anyone here tracking these satellites yet?
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Re: Elon fires 60 more satellites into LEO

Post by JKL » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:08 am

This has nothing to do with 5G (marketing name) in purposes, bandwidth or frequency. :grin:

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Re: Elon fires 60 more satellites into LEO

Post by rusty » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:34 am

JKL wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:08 am
This has nothing to do with 5G (marketing name) in purposes, bandwidth or frequency. :grin:

I know. 5G sounds like child's play when compared to STARLINK.



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Re: Elon fires 60 more satellites into LEO

Post by rusty » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:45 am

It is going to be a global constellation with over 30,000 mini satellites! Broadband access anywhere on the planet with a small pizza sized smart antenna pointing straight up. Why would anyone need 5G? Why would anyone need a land line internet connection? Why would anyone need a cable or traditional satellite tv provider?
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