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SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Program Could Start a Space Junk Disaster


SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Program Could Start a Space Junk Disaster Last month signaled SpaceX's first steps toward creating worldwide broadband internet with a network of satellites, called Starlink. If you don't know what Starlink is, we don't blame you—SpaceX has been trying to keep it out of the public eye for a while, unlike some of their other crazy projects. It's a potentially world-changing project, but it comes with a huge risk: space junk. One of the major problems Starlink is trying to solve is latency—when you have satellites in high orbits providing your internet, it takes the data a long time to beam to and from the satellite, then through the various intermediary satellites.   More



(Source: Outer Places - Mar 7)

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