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With latest Starlink launch, SpaceX touts 100 Mbps download speeds and ‘space lasers’

The Verge Thursday, 3 September 2020
With latest Starlink launch, SpaceX touts 100 Mbps download speeds and ‘space lasers’SpaceX’s latest batch of Starlink satellites deploying into space. | Image: SpaceX

During the launch of its latest batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites, SpaceX revealed key details about the planned constellation’s abilities, claiming that the satellites have shown “super low latency and download speeds greater than 100 mbps.” The speeds are still not as fast as what SpaceX originally claimed for the constellation, but they are slightly faster than what early user testing has shown.

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...
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