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Old 01-08-2020, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default SpaceX rolling out Starlink

This will be huge for folks who don't live in the cities.

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A New Launch. Every two weeks.
https://www.businessinsider.com/spac...k-works-2020-1
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https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/...ellite-br.aspx

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On Monday evening, January 6, SpaceX successfully launched its second "official" Starlink mission, carrying 60 satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. In addition to the 115 operational satellites put into orbit on previous launches, this gives the company about 175 operational internet satellites in orbit today.

Assuming SpaceX continues putting satellites in orbit at a rate of 60 satellites per launch (and doesn't attempt to accelerate deployment by using bigger Falcon Heavy or Starship rockets), 11 more Falcon 9-Starlink missions should suffice to surpass the 800-sat threshold for "moderate" internet coverage. At a planned launch rate of two Falcon 9 launches per month, therefore, Starlink should reach this goal by the end of June 2020. By the end of the year, Starlinks in orbit should reach 1,500.


Of course, the most important advantage SpaceX should get from its rapid rate of rocket launches this year is also the most obvious: less time to market.

A more rapid launch pace means faster deployment of SpaceX's Starlink satellites to orbit. That means the company can begin reaping the 60% operating profit margin that SpaceX expects to earn from providing broadband internet service from space sooner. By 2025, internal SpaceX documents show the company hoping to earn as much as $22 billion in annual operating profit -- most of it from selling satellite internet service.

And 2020 is the year it all starts to happen.
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So Starlink would be available from everywhere in the world.. for free? Looks liek some countries will build a giant jamming device..
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I just hope they're able to minimize the interference to astronomy as they said they will try to do. We have enough problems with light pollution on the ground - we don't need more up there.
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So Starlink would be available from everywhere in the world.. for free? Looks liek some countries will build a giant jamming device..
No, not free. It's a service, just like other iSPs, except significantly better if you live out of the cities.
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Ah ok, that makes of course more sense. Though i can imagine that Musk will grant some regions of the world free access.. just to make information available and shake things up a bit

Our out-in-the-green spot of a "village" has now been connected with a glass fibre backbone, which means 400 to 1000 mbit/sec download speed. Costs are around 20 Euro/month first year and around 40 in the second year, for internet and voip telephony. The initial connection costs from street to house (some 30 meters here) are being paid by the provider (finally by you of course, lol). After the second year you can choose another provider, if you want.
So it is not cheap, but cheaper than what the German Telecom demands now.. and streaming films etc. is a joy.

If StarLink can provide similar performance via satellite .. let's wait and see.
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