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https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-del...9-static-fire/

SpaceX delays Starlink launch after Falcon 9 static fire test

Around 10 am Pacific on November 17th, SpaceX test-fired one of its Falcon 9 rockets and announced that its next Starlink launch would follow as early as Friday, November 18th. Seven hours later, SpaceX canceled those plans, stating that it needed ďto take a closer look at dataĒ gathered during the test.Ö.

The last time a prelaunch static fire was explicitly blamed for a launch delay was in August 2019, when SpaceX fired up a Falcon 9 rocket ahead of its Amos-17 launch, didnít like what it saw, decided to replace a valve on the booster, and then conducted a second static fire test
to clear the rocket to launch. Itís possible that Starlink 2-4ís sequence of events will end up being similar.Ö..

Whenever it does launch, Starlink 2-4 will be SpaceXís 65th operational Starlink mission, and is scheduled to add another 52 Starlink V1.5 satellites to the constellationís Group 2 shell. Group 2 is the third largest of five shells that make up SpaceXís first 4408-satellite Starlink constellation and will have 720 satellites once completed.

SpaceX has nearly finished two main 1584-satellite shells that orbit over Earthís mid-latitudes. Itís also begun launching one of two smaller shells (Group 3 and 5) that orbit Earthís poles. Group 2 splits the difference with an orbit inclined 70 degrees relative to Earthís equator.

According to data collated by astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, and assuming that SpaceX intends to have as many satellites in orbit as possible, Group 1 and Group 4 appear to be four or five launches away from completion. Group 3 and 5 require eight more launches. Including Starlink 2-4, Group 2 will take another 13 launches. Barring surprises, SpaceX has approximately 25 launches left to complete its first Starlink constellation.

In the first ten months of 2022, SpaceX launched 32 operational Starlink missions, and its launch cadence has increased throughout the year, boding well for the constellationís completion by mid-to-late 2023.
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FCC authorizes SpaceX to begin deploying up to 7,500 next-generation Starlink satellites
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SpaceX's Starlink is planning to roll out 200,000 user terminals in India

SpaceX's satellite internet network, Starlink, wants to roll out 200,000 user terminals in India in an effort to expand its service in Asia, according to a company presentation.

Starlink has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in India called Starlink Satellite Communications Private, the company's India director, Sanjay Bhargava, wrote in a LinkedIn post Monday. Bhargava, a former PayPal executive, said in the post that the subsidiary can now apply for licenses and open bank accounts.

The subsidiary has a "stretch goal" to deploy 200,000 Starlink user terminals in more than 160,000 rural districts in India by December 2022, per a company presentation that Bhargava shared on LinkedIn last week…..

Starlink is also in talks with two telecommunications companies in the Philippines, where it also wants to launch its satellite service, Bloomberg first reported on Friday.

There are currently more than 1,650 Starlink satellites in orbit. The company's goal is to have 42,000 by mid-2027 in order to create an internet service which stretches across the world.

Is that so the terminals can be shipped to Russia when no one is looking?
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Is that so the terminals can be shipped to Russia when no one is looking?
If it was I’m sure the State Department, NSA and CIA would pay for them up front.

Having 200K terminals where the Kremlin has no control over the content, they can b3 turned off at will and, I am sure, they could monitor any internet and mail traffic they wish, would be like all the Christmases come at once….
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