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Starlink: “1m users in Mexico”

SpaceX’s Starlink is building community-based high-speed access to the internet by supplying its satellite kit to rural populations. In Mexico, where some half of the population have no Internet access, it is installing equipment for the Mexican federal government’s ‘Internet para Todos’ (Internet for all) scheme. It is available at more than 3,000 locations, says […]

May 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

FCC throws out DISH Network’s Starlink objections

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network objections to Starlink satellite transmissions in the 12 GHz band. The FCC said in its decision that its Commissioners had “unanimously” approved a move to protect frequencies for satellite services in the 12.2-12.7 GHz bands that Starlink, OneWeb and other operators use to […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Triple launch weekend for SpaceX

SpaceX is prepping for a busy weekend. On May 19th it will handle two missions: The first will take 22 Generation-2 ‘Mini’ Starlink satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in the early hours at 04.41 UTC. Launch two will take care of the Iridium/OneWeb mission at 13.19 UTC and from Vandenberg in […]

May 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Another 56 Starlinks launched

May 14th saw an additional 56 Starlink broadband satellites launched. The launch was followed by a successful landing of the Falcon 9 booster stage on the ‘Just Read The Instructions’ floating drone ship downrange in the Atlantic Ocean. The launch marked the 11th launch and landing for this particular Falcon 9 first stage booster, SpaceX […]

May 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink on Florida trains

Brightline, a train operator in Florida, is installing SpaceX’s Starlink broadband by satellite service on 10 of its trains. The services connect major cities throughout the US state. The announcement comes following Starlink gaining regulatory approval to deliver its signals to moving vehicles. The ‘free’ service is initially available on five trains serving Miami and […]

May 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

SpaceX adds 51 more Starlinks

SpaceX successfully added another 51 of its Starlink broadband-by-satellite craft in a flawless launch on May 10th from the Vandenberg Space Force Base. Following the launch, the Falcon 9 booster successfully landed on a floating barge, ‘Of Course I Still Love You’, ready for refurbishment and reuse. It was the third launch and landing for […]

May 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Data: Starlink wins Ookla download race

Download Speedtest business Ookla has confirmed that Starlink is outpacing rival terrestrial services, with comparative data also measuring the performance of satellite rivals HughesNet and Viasat. Users in diverse locations such as Canada and the Philippines as well as a number of African and Latin American countries all cite Ookla data and an overall high […]

May 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink: Over 1.5m subs

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system now has more than 1.5 million subscribers around the globe. The numbers emerged in a Tweet from Starlink with accompanying video footage from some challenging locations. Starlink doesn’t mention military and other governmental users in the Ukraine or say whether those non-paying numbers are included in the 1.5+ million. A […]

May 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Study: Starlink has accelerated RV connections

Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system has “singlehandedly accelerated connected vehicle development” and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) in particular. NSR says Starlink’s service for RVs fand its much lower pricing offer than competitors, has leveraged production at scale for terminals, as well as subsiding costs to attain higher market share. This […]

May 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

SpaceX readies another 56 Starlinks

SpaceX is scheduling May 4th to launch an additional 56 of its Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Launch for the mission is targeting an early morning slot at 07.34 UTC, subject to the usual weather considerations. A back-up launch date is […]

May 3, 2023By Chris Forrester