SpaceX Seeks for a Permission to Launch 30,000 More Starlink Satellites

SpaceX Seeks for a Permission to Launch 30,000 More Starlink Satellites

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Reportedly, SpaceX has registered paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to launch thousands of more satellites. The effort includes the deployment of around 30,000 more satellites on account of SpaceX’s Starlink global broadband constellation. Before this, the ITU, which manages international use of global bandwidth, has permitted the aerospace agency to launch 12,000 satellites. Eventually, the SpaceX Starlink project will have a total of 42,000 satellites in it. But a question that arrives in mind is why SpaceX is launching so many satellites. On this fact, the company notes it seeks to ensure its network can meet expected demand firmly. If the Elon Musk company manages to achieve its grand vision to cover Earth with broadband internet, it will complete the dream to shower the internet from the space.

As per SpaceX’s representative, it is taking essential measures to increase the potential of the Starlink network, citing increasing demand for speedy, secure internet worldwide. Even more, the aerospace company seeks to raise data density to fulfill the increasing demands of users. The executive also noted the effort is mainly for those the regions where connectivity does not exist or are insecure and too costly.

Well, the latest filing does not mean that the company is going to launch thousands of satellites the very next day. In fact, SpaceX seeks to launch probably only a few hundreds of satellites in 2020. On the other hand, the company expects to have a higher demand for powerful and low-latency internet across the globe. Even more, it intends to cover a part of that demand in its primary deployment scheme. Until now, the American aerospace company has launched the first batch, consisting of 60 satellites in May. At the time, SpaceX had the effort to start testing its broadband internet service. All in all, the aim is around 500-lb satellite will function together with the others to interact with ground stations. Thus the entire thing will eventually enable end-users to connect to receive a broadband network signal.