SpaceX Creates a New Generation of SpaceX
According to a report, SpaceX will soon begin launching a new generation of Starlink broadband satellites, which could aid the business in coping with the demand boom.
Despite placing hundreds of first-generation Starlink satellites into orbit on Falcon 9 rockets this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which was founded in 2002, is experiencing congestion on its broadband network, according to SpaceNews (opens in new tab).
Launch calendars(opens in new tab) indicate that SpaceX is aiming for Dec. 28 for another Starlink mission, subject to weather and technical issues. The most recent Starlink launch occurred on Dec.
According to a recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, SpaceX stated that it intends to begin launching Starlink Gen2 craft by the end of 2022.
The FCC authorized SpaceX to launch 7,500 Gen2 satellites on December 1.
Officials from SpaceX requested from the FCC a temporary authorization of 60 days to connect already installed user terminals to the new satellites. According to SpaceX, this temporary measure would allow users to “access… increased capacity,” which would presumably increase user internet speeds, according to a recent filing cited by SpaceNews.
According to an analysis by the Seattle-based company Ookla, median Starlink download speeds are decreasing in both the US and Canada.