News from NTN House September 26 According to a foreign media Wccftech report yesterday, SpaceX confirmed some important details of its Starlink satellite internet service at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) meeting in the United States.
At the meeting, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell stated that SpaceX’s Starlink Internet latency has been below 40ms, which is an important factor for the FCC to evaluate networks in many areas.
In addition, Gwynne Shotwell also asked the FCC not to follow a petition from a multi-channel video and data distribution (MVDDS) service provider (to use the 12GHz wireless spectrum to improve its 5G network).
▲ Picture source SpaceX official
At the end of last month, SpaceX representatives gave a speech to the FCC during which they disclosed some details of the Starlink Internet. For example, it will invest 70 million US dollars in the production of terminal equipment and test results with two delays below 19ms.
The report pointed out that although Starlink can achieve a delay of <20ms, they also explained that it was a test under extreme conditions, so the actual situation expected by Starlink is about less than 40ms.
In terms of download speed, although SpaceX stated that the speed of Starlink can exceed 100 Mbps, according to the test situation last month, the download speed of Starlink Internet can be maintained between 11 Mbps and 60 Mbps, and the upload speed can be between 5 Mbps and 18 Mbps. It is not ruled out that the reason is that the Starlink satellite group has not yet been fully covered.
▲ Picture source SpaceX
According to Starlink’s official website, its service goal is to cover the northern United States and Canada this year, and to rapidly expand to other densely populated parts of the world by 2021.
Naija Tech News has learned that Starlink satellites can use their final propulsion system to de-orbit within a few months at the end of their life, and will burn out in the falling atmosphere within 1-5 years to keep the space clean.