Starlink Broadband Satellites Current Affairs, GK & News

Impact of Geomagnetic Storm on Satellites

Elon Musk’s Starlink lost dozens of satellites because they got caught in a geomagnetic storm, after their launch on February 3, 2022. Highlights Starlink had launched 49 satellites, of which 40 were impacted. These satellites were fell down from orbit before they could be commissioned. Second stage of Falcon 9 launcher deployed the satellites into their ..

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NASA on SpaceX Satellite Deployment Plan

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently raised concerns on SpaceX’s plan to deploy around 30,000 satellites for its Starlink. What concern NASA has raised? SpaceX had previously received authorisation for around 12,000 satellites to offer broadband internet. It also requested for authorisation of a second-generation constellation of 30,000 satellites. However, NASA raised concerns with ..

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Starlink in India

Satellite Internet Company of Elon Musk, Starlink, is facing a tough time in Indian market. Starlink’s India head Sanjay Bhargava also announced to quit the company. Highlights Starlink rolled out internet services quietly in India, in early 2021. But it was forced to shut down services after government intervention. In November 2021, the Department of ..

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SpaceX launches rocket carrying Blacksky, Starlink satellites

The SpaceX recently launched fifty satellites. These satellites are to join the Starlink mega constellation. The satellites were launched on Falcon 9 rocket. About the launch SpaceX launched 48 Starlink satellites and two Earth Observation satellites called Blacksky Global. The Blacksky Global is building a satellite constellation which is capable of providing images of any ..

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Why is Govt asking people not to subscribe to Starlink Internet Services?

Indian Government cautioned people not to subscribe to Starlink Internet Services, which is led by Elon Musk-led SpaceX’s satellite broadband arm Starlink. Key Points Government is doing so because, the internet service is not licensed yer to offer satellite-based internet services in India. Department of Telecom has also directed Starlink to comply with regulatory framework ..

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Starlink launches new smaller dish to connect with satellites

Internet Service project, Starlink unveiled a new smaller and rectangular dish, which interested customers can buy to understand SpaceX’s growing satellite constellation in low Earth orbit. Key Facts As per The Verge, the dish is a thinner and lighter-weight option as compared to the circular dish, which is being tested by Starlink beta users over ..

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