Monday, October 19

Starlink

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites on October 18, marking a total of 835 satellites launched to date. It is worth noting that not all of these satellites are operational, as some were test satellites that were intentionally dismantled. The launch comes as the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved Starlink's application for a BITS license. SpaceX had applied for a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) license on May 15. The CRTC notes that it received 2,585 interventions in relation to the application and has granted the company a BITS license. It is worth noting that a BITS license alone does not authorize SpaceX to operate as a service provider. SpaceX still...
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CRTC approves SpaceX’s BITS license application for Starlink

The Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved Starlink's application for a BITS license. SpaceX had applied for a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) license on May 15. The CRTC notes that it received 2,585 interventions regarding the application and granted the company a BITS license. "The commission notes that a BITS license does not by itself authorize an entity to operate as a facility-based carrier or as a non-facility-based service provider," stated CRTC Council Secretary Claude Doucet in a statement. letter to SpaceX CFO Bret Johnsen. "All entities that provide services as facility-based carriers must comply at all times with the appropriate regulatory framework, includi...
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Elon Musk hints at the launch of Starlink’s public beta in southern Canada

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hinted today in a previously posted Tweet that the long-awaited public beta of the Starlink satellite internet service will also launch in southern Canada. Tesla North is reporting. Musk's tweet, which came after SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites this morning prior to the launch of the Starlink Internet public beta, noted that once these satellites reach their target position, "we will be able to roll out a fairly broad public beta. in the northern US and hopefully southern Canada. " Musk went on to say that the service will be rolled out to other countries "as soon as we receive regulatory approval."Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly broad public beta in the northern US and, ...
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SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites Ahead Of Upcoming Public Beta Testing

SpaceX has successfully completed its thirteenth Starlink mission, with more than 700 satellites launched to date. It launched 60 of its Starlink broadband internet satellites on October 6 after the mission was previously delayed three times, twice due to weather and once due to an unusual sensor reading. Following the successful launch, Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX will hopefully be able to launch a public beta in southern Canada once the satellites reach their positions. "Once these satellites reach their target position, we can launch a fairly broad public beta in the northern United States and hopefully southern Canada," Musk tweeted.Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly broad public beta in the north...
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Starlink’s first beta tests reportedly show download speeds of up to 60 Mbps

Starlink beta testers are reportedly seeing download speeds of 11 Mbps to 60 Mbps, based on speed tests at Ookla. Reddit users have seen 11 speed tests on Ookla registered to Starlink, most of which were mostly done earlier this month. The service reportedly offers average download speeds of 42.8 Mbps, based on 11 tests. Upload speeds ranged from 4.5Mbps to 17.7Mbps. In terms of latency, the tests ranged from 20 ms to 94 ms. It's important to note that all of the beta testers who used Ookla were from Los Angeles, California, Seattle, and Washington. Beta testers in Canada may see different speeds. Also, Ookla said PCMag that “These tests appear to be legitimate. In general, information about a connection that is visible to a user during a test is rigorously scrutinized by our QA ...
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SpaceX Starlink Internet Speed ​​Test Leaks – Downloads Up To 61 Mbps

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet private beta testers have started leaking their speed tests to the web, as results have been found on Ookla's Speedtest.net (via Tesla North). Reddit users have been compiling and share these 'confirmed' speed tests, with the fastest result seen to date with a 61.32 Mbps download, a 9.90 Mbps upload, and a 20 millisecond ping rate, or latency, which measures the time it takes for data to travel from origin and destination.Image via Reddit u / Smoking away The ping range has been in the 20-94ms range, while the download speeds are 11Mbps to 61Mbps as mentioned above. Upload speeds have been from 4 Mbps to 17.70 Mbps, all from low-Earth orbit satellites hovering 550 km above the earth. This loading speed makes Shaw Fiber + Gig Internet wit...
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SpaceX says its internet project Starlink has seen ‘extraordinary demand’

Elon Musk's SpaceX says his Starlink satellite internet project has seen "extraordinary demand" from potential customers. The company detailed that "almost 700,000 individuals" in the United States have indicated that they are interested in the service, as reported by CNBC It is important to note that this number does not include the number of Canadians who are interested in the service. However, social media and recent coverage of the service show that there is notable interest in the project in Canada. This occurs approximately one month after SpaceX updated its Starlink website to allow potential customers to indicate their interest in the service and to "get updates on Starlink news and service availability" in their area. Can...
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Details about Starlink’s upcoming internet service beta tests leak

Specific details about how Starlink’s beta program will operate and its conditions have leaked online and been posted on the Starlink subreddit. The leak reveals that the hardware for the beta tests is a small satellite dish that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is calling a “UFO on a stick.” The Starlink dish requires a clear view of the northern sky in order to communicate with the Starlink satellites. All beta testers are required to have a clear view of the northern sky to participate, otherwise the dish will be unable to make a good connection. The leak notes that Starlink is going to provide the hardware to beta testers for free, and that they will have to install it themselves. Beta testers will receive a kit with a power supply and mount depending on their dwelling type. “During Starlin...
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SpaceX Starlink Internet Leak: Beta Pricing, Antenna Pictures, Installation and More

Rural Canadians are eagerly awaiting to try out Starlink satellite internet, a service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Earlier his week, Starlink emailed Canadians to update their accounts with an address, ahead of private and public beta testing. But yesterday, code sleuths on Reddit discovered new details about Starlink internet by looking at website code on the latter’s support website. Reddit user ‘Bubby4j’, a software developer, found numerous details about Starlink’s beta FAQ and more. His findings were later consolidated by another user and we’ve summarized some of the key points below. What is Starlink Internet? SpaceX says Starlink Beta “is an opportunity to be an early user of the SpaceX’s satellite internet system. The purpose of Starlink Beta is to gather feedback that wi...
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Starlink begins collecting Canadian addresses ahead of beta tests for satellite internet

Elon Musk’s Starlink is beginning to email Canadians requesting their addresses ahead of the company’s beta tests of its satellite internet service. The email from the company asks recipients for their specific home addresses in order to improve its “ability to provide location specific updates.” Several Canadian users on Twitter have posted images of the email from Starlink. It’s important to note that people who are receiving the emails previously signed up for updates from the Starlink website. “Starlink private beta begins this summer with public beta to follow. If you are signed up for updates, we will notify you if beta testing opportunities become available in your area,” the email reads.Just got an email from #starlink to update my address for beta testing! I assu...