Quick Answer: Is Starlink Dangerous?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave SpaceX a green light to launch a constellation of thousands of internet satellites, called Starlink.

A forthcoming paper suggests the FCC’s approval of the project may violate a major environmental law.

Two legal experts agree..

In the long run, this could diminish our view of the universe, create more space debris, and, potentially, deprive humanity of an unblemished view of the night sky. It’s not that the 19 Starlink satellites ruined the entire night of observations, Johnson says. “The fear is that this is going to become the new normal.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has cancelled its launch of 60 satellites into space tonight due to poor weather conditions. The Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Floria at 4.59pm (GMT). But, for the second time, the launch has been called off because of the weather.

What Elon Musk thinks of 5g?

Elon Musk replied to Bechard with the above Tweet. Musk isn’t an expert in 5G, but it’s still nonetheless reassuring that someone as smart and successful as Musk is in his respective fields of space travel, automation, and global internet ventures is dismissing claims that 5G is harmful.

The Starlink customer antenna is about the size of a pizza box, so you won’t be able to carry it everywhere you would bring a cell phone. At most, Starlink would compete with portable cellular-to-WiFi hot spots. No. Starlink will require a big base station.

In the last few decades the idea of replacing cell towers with satellite technology did not make business sense. … Fast forward to 2020 and there are plans in place to replace the need for cell towers with low orbit satellites. In May of last year SpaceX launched 60 of a planned 12,000 Starlink satellites into low orbit.

Though the Starlink satellites are designed to not survive re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere, they could still pose a substantial problem if they are damaged in orbit, or take a while to come apart.

Starlink will make 5G affordable, as if there was no Starlink then the 5g providers couldn’t use the present satellite networks due to higher ping. So they would’ve to improve current net infrastructure & optimize it. Starlink might reinforce 5G and Vice Versa.

And the internet speed they are claiming is around 1Gbps, not bad as it is still 10 times faster than 4G LTE (100 Mbps) but very less as compared to 5G. It is a definite upgrade than anything we are currently using.