SpaceX has comprehensive striving strategies to bring fast Internet access to the whole world with a new satellite system. The new system will offer better speeds and lower latency than present satellite networks.
SpaceX Plans to Bring Fast Internet Worldwide with a New Satellite System. The private spacecraft company originated by CEO Elon Musk filed an application for satellite space station approvals with the US Federal Communications Commission.
Lately, SpaceX revealed that its satellite service’s marketable availability date has not yet been determined. But the application’s technical explanation stated 2019 as a possible time for introducing satellites into orbit.
SpaceX Plans to Bring Fast Internet Worldwide with a New Satellite System
The company wants to bring 4,425 satellites into low-Earth orbits, with altitudes extending from 715 miles to 823 miles. By contrast, the current HughesNet satellite network has an altitude of 22,000 miles.
SpaceX’s plan for low orbits would significantly lessen latency. It believes its own latencies to be between 25 and 35ms, similar to the latencies dignified for wired Internet services. According to FCC measurements, existing satellite ISPs have latencies of 600ms or more.
Satellite Internet service is also made less beneficial today by low data caps. SpaceX assures that its satellites will claim impressive bandwidth. That could possibly reduce or exclude the need to enforce severe limits on consumers
“Once fully optimized through the Final Deployment, the system will be able to provide high bandwidth (up to 1Gbps per user), low-latency broadband services for consumers and businesses in the US and globally.”
SpaceX told the FCC.
“Subject to additional development work, SpaceX plans to design and manufacture its own satellites, gateway earth stations, and user terminals.”
Each satellite will deliver total downlink capacity of 17 to 23Gbps, the application alleged.
“With deployment of the first 800 satellites, the system will be able to provide US and international broadband connectivity; when fully deployed, the system will add capacity and availability at the equator and poles for truly global coverage.”
The company will use frequencies between 10GHz and 30GHz, in the Ku and Ka bands. It also said that it’s planning everything “from the ground up” with the aims of cost-effectiveness and consistency.
Still SpaceX has a long way to go before it connects any Internet customers. However if the company accomplishes its objectives, it could be a benefit for customers in rural areas who don’t have fast connectivity.