LEO satellite communication
Future Cash Cow of SpaceX
- Starlink satellites rely on lasers to communicate with one another, allowing data sharing to be more efficient.
- SpaceX has a Starlink Mars independent statement. On its official website, it states that Mars is a free planet; no Earth-based government has authority over Martian activities.
- SpaceX's Starlink uses the open-source Linux OS (operating system). This is because the Linux OS is easier to customize compared to other operating systems.
- Starlink is already available in Antarctica, proving that it can reach the most remote parts of the world.
- The U.S. military conducted a live-fire exercise involving SpaceX's Starlink satellites. During this military activity, the U.S. military assets shot down a cruise missile and drone with the help of Starlink's data sharing.
SpaceX's Starlink is in talks with 'several' airlines for in-flight Wi-Fi
The team behind SpaceX's growing satellite internet network Starlink is in talks with "several" airlines to beam internet to their airplanes, the project's vice president said during a conference panel on Wednesday. Expanding Starlink from rural homes and onto airlines is an expected move for Elon Musk's space company as it races to open the broadband network commercially later this year.
SpaceX Starlink pursues 'complete coverage' with polar orbit launch
SpaceX successfully completed another Starlink launch to polar orbit, bringing it a crucial step closer to providing "complete coverage of Earth," according to CEO Elon Musk. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Sunday, July 10, at 9:39 p.m. EDT (6:39 p.m.
SpaceX Starlink's Weirdest Facts
SpaceX's Starlink satellites are expanding as years go by. Before the artificial constellation is completed, here are some weird facts about these cubesats.