SpaceX among those getting OK for new NGSO constellation

Elon Musk's SpaceX Wins FCC Approval to Deploy 7,518 SatellitesMore

The agency's approval gives SpaceX the lead in a competitive field: Per Bloomberg, there's only 2,000 satellites now floating in low-Earth orbit. Half of the satellites must be placed into space within 6 years and the rest within 9 years. Several thousand small spacecraft will be at a height 335-346 kilometers, others "lift" to the height 1110-1325 kilometers.

The first two experimental Starlink satellites were launched in February with SpaceX planning on having the entire network deployed by the mid-2020s. Kepler's approvals with the FCC will allow it to offer "global connectivity for the Internet of Things" according to the FCC using NGSO satellites in the 10.7-12.7 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz frequency bands with 140 proposed satellites. The FCC expects that SpaceX will boost internet connectivity across the globe.

LeoSat Enterprises was established to leverage the latest developments in satellite communications technologies to develop and launch a new low-earth-orbit satellite constellation which will provide the first commercially available, business grade, extremely high-speed and secure data service worldwide. Along with SpaceX's proposal, the FCC granted permission to three other companies - Telesat, LeoSat, and Kepler Communications.

"Our approach to these applications reflects this commission's fundamental approach to encourage the private sector to invest and to innovate and allow market forces to deliver value to American consumers".

The license granted SpaceX is the first time the FCC has approved a US -licensed LEO broadband satellite service.

While the constellations approved are only proposed, three of the four companies whose plans advanced November 15 already have demonstration satellites in orbit. The high-throughput satellites will form a mesh network interconnected through inter-satellite laser links, creating an optical backbone that is approximately 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber networks. The remaining satellites should be in orbit within nine years.

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SpaceX didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

"SpaceX can resubmit this request in the future, when it will have more information about the progress of the construction and launching of its satellites and will therefore be in a better position to assess the need and justification for a waiver", the FCC wrote.

The SpaceX launch and other planned satellite constellations could increase the risk of satellite collisions and space debris, as we.

The revised plan also calls for 16 fewer satellites-4,409, with the first batch of satellites to be launched before the end of 2019.

CEO Elon Musk has said the proposed satellite constellation could provide cheaper internet access, especially in more rural areas that are hard to service through land-based networks.

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