The second generation of Starlink satellites that SpaceX has received permission to launch are much larger than the first generation, and their Internet transmission services can cause light pollution in addition to, According to DISH, it overlaps with its satellites. That’s why DISH and environmental group the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are filing lawsuits against the FCC’s decision granting SpaceX permission to launch 7,500 second-generation Starlink Internet satellites out of the 29,988 satellites ordered by Elon. Musk Satellite.
“It leaves the millions of families receiving Dish satellite TV on the same bandwidth vulnerable to interferenceClaims dish on appeal as is.Allows the system to use the 12.2-12.7 GHz (12 GHz) frequency band for space-to-Earth operations. ”
This has been a pet peeve of DISH for a while because it sits on a giant amount of 12GHz spectrum and wants to use it for terrestrial 5G services, which in turn SpaceX fears will cause interference with its Starlink customers’ internet delivery. Thus, filing DISH is a bit of a counter-lawsuit, plus it used self-ordered scientific studies to prove there would be no interference to worry about over its previous arguments before the FCC.
On the other hand, IDA fears that large Gen2 satellites will cause greater light reflections and pollution in orbit, fooling astronomers’ research and causing interference with equipment as well. Apparently, the Dark-Sky Society is not happy with the agreement SpaceX has reached with the US National Science Foundation to coordinate over interference with optical and infrared astronomy equipment.to the maximum extent practicable. “
Starlink needs Gen2 satellites not only to provide the Internet but also to exchange information directly with phones on the ground, similar to the emergency service provided by the new iPhone 14 series, as it contains Agreement with T-Mobile to deploy such a solution to its subscribers.
The deal with T-Mobile is just another example of SpaceX constantly trying to branch out and expand in order to increase Starlink’s commercial reach, and its flight service is another shining example. Starlink keeps airlines signing up to be their in-flight satellite internet service provider, and Elon Musk even shared a report that charter airline JSX’s deployment was met with “surprise and delight” by its customers.
“Starlink in airplanes feels the same as high-speed communication on the groundElon Musk argued, with the Starlink Aviation Service promising speeds of up to 350 megabits per second delivered to every plane in a fleet, and with a 20-millisecond delay at that, allowing passengers on planes the luxury of likeVideo calling, online gaming, virtual private networking and other high data rate activitiesConsidering that the fastest fixed broadband provider in the US delivered download speeds an average of 226.18 Mbps in the fourth quarter, the SpaceX CEO may not be wrong in his claims.
Attracted by technology since the industrial espionage of Apple computers and Nintendo’s pixelated times, Daniel went and opened a gaming club when PCs and consoles were still an expensive rarity. Nowadays, the magic isn’t about specs and speed, but rather the way of life that the computers in our pockets, our home, and our cars have encumbered us with, from endless scrolling and privacy risks to authenticating every part and move of our existence.