Starlink’s Constellation 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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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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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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