SpaceX gets nod to put 12000 satellites in orbit

Elon Musk's SpaceX Wins FCC Approval to Deploy 7,518 SatellitesMore

(LeoSat)-to launch satellites. The new satellites will join the existing satellites in forming the Starlink network.

The FCC voted to grant "market access" requests to Telesat, Kepler, and LeoSat MA, to offer high-speed internet service and connectivity for sensors and other intelligence devices.

In the case of SpaceX, the commission granted its application with certain conditions, authorizing the company to construct, deploy and operate a new very low Earth orbit constellation of more than 7,000 satellites using V-band frequencies. To recall, SpaceX previously received the approval from FCC for a constellation of 4,425 satellites in March.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk really wants to launch these satellites, and soon: Just last month, he fired a number of managers over what he deemed as too-slow progress on the project, Reuters reported.

"From providing high-speed broadband services in remote areas to offering global connectivity to the Internet of Things through "routers in space" for data backhaul, I'm excited to see what services these proposed constellations have to offer", FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. Our approach to these applications reflects this Commission's fundamental approach: "encourage the private sector to invest and innovate and allow market forces to deliver value to American consumers", he advised. At this height, SpaceX predicts that its broadband network's latencies would be as low as 25 ms, like with cable or fiber systems today. That would "simplify the spacecraft design" and aid with orbital debris removal at the end of the satellites' life, the company said.

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Altogether, the various FCC filings suggest SpaceX is not facing any overt resistance to its launch plans but may still have more work to convince regulators that its massive constellation will not pose a threat to other satellite operations. However, the FCC turned down the request, citing that SpaceX has not provided sufficient grounds for the final implementation milestone requirement to be waived.

SpaceX thus has to deploy half of the 7,518 newly approved satellites within six years and the remaining satellites within nine years unless it successfully re-applies for a waiver.

In addition to the companies that were the subject of today's actions, the worldwide OneWeb consortium is planning to put hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit to provide low-cost global internet access.

None of the satellites has launched yet.

At the same time, the FCC announced that it will review its orbital debris mitigation rules, hoping to "incorporate improvements in debris mitigation practices into the Commission's rules". Since then, eight thousand objects have been sent to the world in space since then.

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