SpaceX is pushing ahead its missions to deliver high-speed Internet to Earth from a bunch of advanced satellites. Recently, Elon Mush scored another success after his company received approval from the FCC.
SpaceX will develop 1 million user terminals on Earth that will also support the Starlink mission. A constellation of mini-satellites will send high-speed Internet down to our planet. The terminals would also receive signals from space. They will have to relay them to users on Earth. SpaceX now possesses a “blanket license for the operation of up to 1,000,000 fixed earth stations that will communicate with its non-geostationary orbit satellite system,” according to the approval.
SpaceX Will Provide High-speed Internet
Elon Musk has stated that the terminal will resemble little UFOs on sticks that could catch the signals delivered down from the mini-satellites. According to Musk, the terminals won’t represent any challenge when the engineers install them. The terminals can be “plugged in and aimed to the sky.”
The approval was the last step SpaceX needed. The space company intends to fill low-Earth orbit with its mini-satellites. SpaceX plans to have approximately 1,500 satellites in orbit by the end of this year and a total of 42,000. Back in November 2019, scientists from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile detected around 20 satellites managed by SpaceX as part of the Starlink’s program.
They streamed across the atmosphere, troubling the astronomers’ exposure and covering the view. Researchers stated back then that they were in the middle of analyzing the Magellanic Clouds as part of a continuing study into dwarf galaxies around our galaxy. They required a lot of long exposures of the night sky.
As a consequence, a team of developers has made a petition requiring the citizens to “say no to the irresponsible practice of littering the night sky.” Under Lucky, Stars plans to collect 100,000 signatures over the following 30 days. The petition will arrive at the officials from the White House to determine what the next measures will be.