Starlink Current Affairs, GK & News

Telecom: DoT abolishes NOCC charges

Recently, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has abolished the network operation and control center (NOCC) charges. What is the Network operation and control center (NOCC) charge? It is a charge levied on the use of space segments by telecom service providers for satellite telephony, broadband, etc. When was NOCC introduced? The NOCC levy regime was ..

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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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China- Elon Musk Space Tussle

Recently, Chinese citizens lashed out against Elon Musk’s space programme, after China complained that its space station had to take evasive action in order to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. Highlights As per China, satellites from Starlink Internet Services had two close encounters with Chinese Space Station on July 1 and ..

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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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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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SpaceX incorporates subsidiary in India

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has incorporated its wholly-owned subsidiary in India on November 1, 2021 to start local broadband operations. Key Facts The satellite broadband arm of SpaceX, Starlink, aims to start broadband services in India from December 2022. It has 2 lakh active terminals subject to permission from the Indian government. The subsidiary has been named as ..

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