Lifetime Revenue of Each SpaceX Starlink Constellation

SpaceX Starlink is sending up two constellations of satellites. SpaceX with 20,000 employees is likely running at $4 billion per year in expenses for all operations. They will replace satellites to keep each constellation running beyond 5 years unless they are obsoleted by next generation satellites. They would do this for maximum returns when the …

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SpaceX Starlink Will Become Available on All Transport by 2025

Hawaiian Airlines today became the first major airline to announce an agreement with Starlink to provide complimentary high-speed, low-latency broadband internet access to every guest onboard flights between the islands and the continental U.S, Asia and Oceania. Hawai‘i’s largest and longest-serving carrier will equip its Airbus A330 and A321neo aircraft, as well as an incoming …

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SpaceX Will Launch OneWeb Communication Satellites

SpaceX will launch the remaining OneWeb satellites. OneWeb is not directly competing with SpaceX Starlink for providing satellite communications. The satellites in the OneWeb constellation are approximately 150 kg (330 lb) in mass. This is half of the mass of the latest Starlink satellites. The 648 operational satellites are to operate in 12 near polar …

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ColdQuanta Atomic Clocks

Nextbigfuture interviewed Max Perez of ColdQuanta. Max Perez is the Vice President of Research and Security Solutions at ColdQuanta. ColdQuanta’s cold atom method is a transformational foundational technology platform: ColdQuanta creates ultra-high vacuum cells that are injected with atoms Using laser cooling, ColdQuanta cools the atoms to near absolute zero The system is kept at …

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GPS Accuracy Improvements

China’s BeiDou global navigation system was completed in June 2020 provides positioning accuracy of 1.5 to two meters to anyone in the world. GPS World provides details. From March to June 2020, two BDS-3 GEO satellites were launched, while the in-orbit tests of two IGSO satellites, two GEO satellites, and two MEO satellites were completed. …

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Blue Origin and Viasat Want Government to Help Them Against SpaceX

Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper Laboratory previously lost a bid to build a human lunar lander for NASA to SpaceX. Jeff Bezos’ company bid $6 billion to build one lander but NASA awarded $2.89 billion to SpaceX. Blue Origin’s team and Dynetics filed separate protests with the Government Accountability Office. The GAO …

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3+ Billion Potential SpaceX Starlink Customers

SpaceX Starlink has 1578 satellites in orbit which have combined download capacity of 26 terabits per second. If this download capacity could be perfectly distributed it would enable 260,000 people to have maxed out 100 Mbps simultaneous downloads. Most people will average about 10-20% of their available capacity when they are actively using their systems. …

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SpaceX Successfully Launched Starlink-22 Mission

SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX had about 1,320 Starlink satellites still in orbit. By April, 2021, SpaceX will have deployed the first shell of 1440 satellites. First: 1,440 in a 550 km (340 mi) altitude shell Second: 2,825 Ku-band and Ka-band spectrum satellites at 1,110 km (690 mi) Third: 7,500 V-band satellites at …

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