On Star Wars day Vancouverts may have easily found some unidentified flying objects – bright white lights crawling across the night sky.
They saw Starling as another attempt by Elon Musk to provide the world’s slowest high-speed internet. The EDT was launched from a SpaceX launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:01 pm on May 4, launching a rocket carrying 60 Starling satellites into space. The satellites were grounded about an hour later.
Starling’s website Explains that when the satellites are far away from the Earth, the delay is high, resulting in less performance of functions such as video calls and online gaming. Starling satellites are 60 times closer to Earth than traditional satellites, resulting in lower latency and the ability to support services that are generally not possible with traditional satellite Internet.
This most recent launch will create the Starling Network with 1,200 satellites already in orbit. No small task, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) backed the SpaceX initiative in a formal joint venture agreement in March.
“The focus of the agreement is on the avoidance of mergers and launch collisions between the large galaxy of NASA spacecraft and the SpaceX Starling satellites and its associated rightshare missions,” a Released from NASA Reads.
“The Starling spacecraft communicates with global navigation satellite service recipients with orbital parameters, an ion propulsion system and an autonomous maneuver capability. Benefit from these advanced contacts. ”