After successfully launching the first satellite to orbit a few days ago, SpaceX has set up a new website dedicated to the Starlink project to prepare to provide internet access services to users. As expected, after only 6 times of launching satellite groups to space, users can start using Starlink's services.
Based on what Elon Musk said, in 2019 they will launch 2-6 times the ship to space, each ship as well as the previous launch will contain at least 60 satellites. It is optimistic that all the launches are good, only this year the satellites will cover part of North America and Canada and are ready to launch commercial activities by 2020. How many Basically covering the entire world they will need 24 launches, corresponding to 1500 Starlink satellites.
The Starlink team has such optimistic statements thanks to the successful launch last time after they brought 60 satellites with a total weight of about 18.5 tons to orbit. This helped Starlink take the lead in the race to provide internet in space, which now with many companies are still on paper or are still struggling to implement as OneWeb project (in coordination with Airbus) such as. The project also had the first launch of the satellite into space at the end of February, but it did not seem very good because it was initially expected that they would launch 20 satellites, then reduce it to 10 and eventually practical. Only 6 satellites were launched in that launch. While it is expected that the initial network of OneWeb requires about 650 satellites and gradually increases to 900 and at the maximum level, they will have about 2000 satellites to operate, depending on the company's ability to sell and the interest of investors. OneWeb is expected to start from August 2019 every month and will regularly launch 20 Soyuz missiles into orbit and will complete the first phase of the project by 2021, one year later than Starlink.
One satellite in Starlink chain
The satellite attaches sensors to measure the distance to always be within the required range of the Starlink network
The superiority of Starlink compared to OneWeb is also the ability to send multiple satellites at the same time and the speed of communication, two extremely important factors to shorten the deployment time while ensuring coverage and speed. delicious. The ability to cram satellites into Falcon 9 and how they launched those satellites is remarkable because even though each of their satellites is 40% heavier than OneWeb (OneWeb 150kg, Starlink 230kg), it still carries 60 while the other party can only carry 6 aircraft. Another advantage is that Musk's satellite is heavier by carrying many devices so their communication speed is also superior (OneWeb ~ 10Gpbs, Starlink ~ 17-20Gpbs).
It is also possible to name a few companies that are planning to deploy telecom networks from space such as Telesat, LeoSat and of course Amazon's Project Kuiper, but those firms are calculated to take 2 to 5 years to catch satellite launch, not to mention service deployment. So now Musk is in the upper hand, hoping that he will not go too far and spread too many projects to have money for Starlink to operate.
SpaceX đang được tạo một giá trị khác Low, broadband internet hệ thống để yêu cầu các người dùng ở giữa globe. Enabled bởi một kiểu Constellation của Low Earth hoặc dữ liệu satellites, Starlink sẽ cung cấp, internet xác thực với ít nhất hoặc …