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3 most asked questions for Starlink? Elon Musk’s future Tech

Hey there, happy to see you, we are providing you a series of technology-related articles as a whole and we do know technology is everywhere, so for each sector, we are providing separate categories in this listing two pages: Future technology & Techy world so that it will be easy for you to Learn what you exactly needed. Therefore, this series is specialized for ELON MUSK Technologies so this blog is one of Elon’s Future technological plans which is engineered by SpaceX, However, the program started and they launched some numbers satellites into space and the Project is named:Starlink“.

Three most asked Queries:

  • “What is the Starlink project?”
  • “What is the Starlink project’s purpose?”
  • “Is it harmful to humans?

We’re here to answer your most frequently asked inquiries. Elon Musk has made contributions to our world through a number of innovations, including Tesla Motors (Electric vehicles), Paypal, and SolarCity, Neuralink. One of his future inventions is Starlink, a space-based internet provider. Let’s start with the answers to your questions.

What is Starlink?

Starlink is a project of providing satellite Internet access for targeted people both in urban and rural areas in the world through 42000 low orbiting satellites which interact with certain direct ground transceivers without using any telecom- towers. Which is Engineered by SpaceX: SpaceX is utilizing its experience manufacturing rockets and spaceships to install the world’s most sophisticated broadband internet system.

What is the use of Starlink?

Internet access isn’t ubiquitous, over 40 percent of the world doesn’t have any access to the internet yet. Even in areas with access, it can be spotty if you’re not in a more urban area places like Africa, the Middle East, and Asia are lagging behind areas like North America and Europe laying long cable runs into remote regions can be costly given the number of potential customers even building out wireless signals in those areas is costly which is why there are still so many low bandwidth areas in places across the United States while 96% of urban areas have access to broadband-only 61% of rural areas do.

“Satellite internet service solves part of that problem because you can cover a large area with a single satellite”.

Why Starlink is faster than other satellite?

Some main drawbacks of existing satellite-based Internet services include the use of geostationary satellites that orbit at over 35,000 kilometers or approximately 22,000 miles above the earth’s surface; it is this distance that causes the first major difficulty, latency. In theory, a radio signal takes about 120 milliseconds to reach a geostationary satellite and another 120 milliseconds to relay that signal back down to the ground, so you’d be looking at at least 240 milliseconds, but in practice, round-trip latency delay is often between 400 and 600 milliseconds, which is 12 times slower than what you see on the ground.

Starlink imaginary satellite connection
Imaginary view of Starlink Satellite connections

The Starlink constellation so far with most of them deployed at around 550 kilometres or 340 miles they’re trying to launch 60 satellites per Falcon 9 flight for a total of around 4,400 satellites in phase 1 and they’ll add another 7500 and phase 2 so around the year 2027 they’ll have nearly 12,000 satellites deployed in three orbital shells now it’s not guaranteed but SpaceX has also submitted paperwork for an additional 30,000 satellites beyond that. But “why so many satellites?”– well Because low-earth orbit satellites are much closer to the earth, they can’t be stationary; they have to move faster to maintain their orbit, and they have a smaller cone of coverage. However, a big benefit of being so close is much lower latency for communication; latencies will range from 25 to 35 milliseconds, making it comparable to cable and fiber-optic networks.

Laser technology in Starlink

However, SpaceX utilises lasers to communicate between satellites, which star link will ultimately accomplish. Light travels 47 percent quicker through a vacuum than through glass, as a fiber-optic cable does. Even after accounting for transmitting from the planet to the satellites, the faster laser transmission speeds between the satellites will give the network a latency advantage over long stretches of fibre on Earth, and each satellite will be able to handle one turbot per second, which is nearly four times the capacity of via set, which is roughly 40,000 people streaming 4k video at once.

Targeted users

While all of that sounds wonderful, this isn’t a service designed to replace traditional internet access. It is a service aimed at a smaller sector of the market, especially less heavily populated places: Elon spoke about it at the Satellite 2020 conference.

The challenge for anything that is space-based is that the size of the cell is gigantic you know so it’s like said it’s great for very low – maybe medium sort of sparsity situations but it’s not good for high density situations we’ll have some small number of customers in LA but we can’t do a lot of customers in LA because the bandwidth per cell is simply not high enough

Elon Musk

Is it harmfull to Humans?

In our history, we’ve only launched about 9,000 objects into space, and of those, a little less than six thousand are still in use today SpaceX is going to triple that number in five to seven years and if they move forward with the additional 30,000 you can probably understand why a lot of people are concerned about overcrowding of space debris if you’ve ever seen the movie gravity then you probably know about the Kessler syndrome it’s the theory that an object colliding with another in a densely packed area of space could cause a cascade of destruction.

The FCC (Federal Communication Commission) required very strict plans from SpaceX to mitigate space debris which meant achieving a higher level of deorbiting reliability than NASA uses for itself that’s 90 percent of satellites reliably deorbiting with a targeted lifespan of 5 to 7 years. SpaceX told the FCC that it will implement an Operations Plan for the orderly deorbit of satellites nearing the end of their useful lives and a rate far faster than is required under international standards and that SpaceX satellites will deorbit by propulsively moving to a disposal orbit from which they will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere within approximately one year after completion of their mission about 95% of the satellite parts will disintegrate in the Earth’s atmosphere during re-entry.

Light Pollution

As SpaceX satellites will remain in low orbit, astronomers are concerned about the influence on astronomical observations. Because the satellites are extremely visible when they are released and also visible as they tumble their way to their ultimate orbit, astronomers are concerned about light pollution.

SpaceX has been working with scientists to address these concerns, such as painting sections of the newer satellites black to reduce reflections, adjusting their orbit orientation to minimise how the satellite will catch and reflect sunlight towards the earth’s surface during their orbit, and even adding a Sun Shade to the satellite to help block reflections they’re calling irradiation. There are still many unanswered concerns regarding how this may affect visual and radio telescope observations in the long run, but SpaceX is working hard to answer them.

Rival’s for SpaceX

SpaceX-images

SpaceX isn’t the only company working on low Earth orbit constellations for Internet service companies like Telus at one web and Amazon all have plans but nobody’s successfully launched a business out of this Amazon is working on project Kuiper which will have around 3,200 satellites but has yet to put any satellites into orbit and OneWeb is another rival company which launched 74 satellites just filed for bankruptcy in March of 2020.

WIll it be Available in India?

Ofcourse yes, Star Link has reported for a Request in Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for Implementing Starlink in India. We can soon have Starlink network all over

You can check for orders available here: Startlink- https://www.starlink.com/

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