Will Starlink Ruin Astrophotography?

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..

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.

To date, SpaceX has said that Starlink service will initially be made available to customers in Canada and in the northern United States in 2020, with additional service expansion to follow to other parts of the world throughout 2021.

More recently, Musk tweeted, initially you can expect “Around 20ms. It’s designed to run real-time, competitive video games. Version 2, which is at lower altitude could be as low as 8ms latency.” If all goes well with the beta, Musk has said Starlink will cost about $80 per month.

100 MbpsStarlink will be capable of delivering internet speeds of 100 Mbps or more with ultralow latency to people all around the world.

They will boost though that is one the Ion Drives are for 🙂 Elon is already working on his satellite pooper scooper….. The ISS is at around 400 and can stay in space for like 14 months without boosting. Since Starlink satellites are at 540, I’d guesstimate like 2-3 years.

There are no issues. Towers and sats do not have the energy required to make these widespread signals dangerous. It would take millions of years of exposure to get cancer from them.

SpaceX has yet to announce any concrete Starlink internet plans or prices, but it’s likely they’ll offer at least one unlimited plan, if not go entirely unlimited like Viasat. … Only a couple of HughesNet and Viasat’s plans are less expensive.

By now, you’ve no doubt heard of (or seen) Starlink. SpaceX’s mega-satellite constellation has become a permanent fixture in our skies as of late, with several routine passes on any given week. … Each satellite also sports a large solar panel that is unfurled once they reach orbit.

On Monday 9th March 2020, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX spoke at Satellite Conference 2020 on the new Starlink launches and predicted zero impact on night sky studies. “I am confident that we will not cause any impact whatsoever, in astronomical studies.

Starlink can change all of that. Elon Musk recently revealed details about how people will access StarLink. It will be incredibly simple, and it will enable access to the relatively free global internet from anywhere on the planet. … Of course, governments will make the Starlink Terminal illegal.

Because SpaceX can launch their satellites for about a tenth of the price (per kg) of the original Iridium constellation, they’re able to address a substantially more inclusive market. Starlink’s world-spanning internet will bring high quality internet access to every corner of the globe.

Legal action could be used to stop Starlink affecting telescope images. A group of astronomers has called for legal action to stop the launch of vast numbers of satellites designed to beam high-speed internet around the world until their impact on the night sky can be assessed.

Waste in outer space, waste on Earth Since the first launch, six Starlink satellites have already failed. If a mere 5% of Starlink’s satellites broke down during their estimated lifespan of five to seven years, they would add many thousands of fragments of space debris to the 20,000 already under surveillance.

satellites to create an entire grid in the lower earth orbit. It is an ambitious project that is also made with an idea to get some funding for BFR (mars missions). 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.