Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by rover07, Mar 10, 2013.
That should buff out, right?
Blast off in just over 10 minutes.
A bit more detail about the mishap. Perhaps they should have used a new capsule. The re-used one looked like it'd been well pounded.
That's an old broadcast, not live
oh...I thought 5pm was weird.
This video is floating around on the intenet
it looks suspicious, low quality vid and the capscule is not on the rocket.
FCC approves SpaceX’s plans to fly internet-beaming satellites in a lower orbit
Couple of points here, this will be a manifest that will likely give them the kind of launch cadence they have sought to justify the refurbishment (and hopes to move to reusable) launch vehicles.
This could be a major threat to the likes of Intelsat, Inmarsat etc.
Is there a big enough market for this service though?
And this could be politically explosive if a covert dish is all you need to get through great firewalls and so on.
It will have a lower latency between NYC and LDN than an undersea cable (light moves faster in vacuum than it does in glass). The high speed trading market alone is huge $$$. The general market for internet backhaul is gigantic; if Starlink is competitively priced, it should pick up a big slice of that market too. And then there's all the places in the world with a thirst for data but no cables. A village in the middle of nowhere can now be just as connected as a major city. I suspect the cost of a terminal will be too high for direct-to-consumer services for quite a while.
I also suspect the cost of doing business in China, say, is that all Starlink terminals sold in that market have a backdoor that reports back to the government. The potential profits of serving that market will be far more persuasive than any noble efforts to bring free media to the masses.
Another success: Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 3 Radarsat Satellites, Aces Foggy Landing
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