New York (The Verge) — With latest Starlink launch, SpaceX touts 100 Mbps download speeds and “space lasers” theverge.com/2020/9/3/21419….
During a webcast of its latest Starlink launch, SpaceX revealed details about the download speeds of its growing internet constellation and claimed the company had tested out “space lasers” that will allow the satellites to share data.
Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious plan to launch nearly 12,000 satellites into low orbits around Earth in order to provide broadband coverage to the ground below. Users of the system are meant to tap into the constellation using personal antennas on the ground, what SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has described as looking like a “UFO on a stick.” Early photos of the device have been revealed in the source code of SpaceX’s Starlink website. — Loren Grush/@verge