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dabigm

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Another 60 satellites launched 3 hours ago

This is now their 21st launch. The latest bunch are in an inclination of 53.0° and the total number of satellites in orbit is now 1201, 64 have been deorbited, for a total of 1265 that have been launched as of 11/03/21

On Thursday, March 11 at 3:13 a.m. EST, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the sixth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 booster, which previously supported launch of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and a Starlink mission.


( A rather dry video is available to watch at the link )
 

The Wee Bear

Top Member
Another 60 satellites launched 3 hours ago

This is now their 21st launch. The latest bunch are in an inclination of 53.0° and the total number of satellites in orbit is now 1201, 64 have been deorbited, for a total of 1265 that have been launched as of 11/03/21

On Thursday, March 11 at 3:13 a.m. EST, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the sixth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 booster, which previously supported launch of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and a Starlink mission.


( A rather dry video is available to watch at the link )
Yeah they seem to chuck another bundle up every fortnight.
Always watch it live on YouTube. :giggle:
 

dabigm

Top Member
Yeah they seem to chuck another bundle up every fortnight.
Always watch it live on YouTube. :giggle:

I quite like watching launches too. But I prefer to watch it after the fact as there is a bit of launch excitement, an extremely long period of just watching the rocket position on a computer graphic, and then a few minutes of deployment. Watched the first launch they did live though.

in other news, Oneweb is due to do a launch on the 25th.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I quite like watching launches too. But I prefer to watch it after the fact as there is a bit of launch excitement, an extremely long period of just watching the rocket position on a computer graphic, and then a few minutes of deployment. Watched the first launch they did live though.

in other news, Oneweb is due to do a launch on the 25th.
Hopefully Kuniper or oneweb will be cheaper. I will probably watch the launch of OneWeb.
 

dabigm

Top Member
Hopefully Kuniper or oneweb will be cheaper. I will probably watch the launch of OneWeb.

It ought to be faster on launch than Starlink too. They were talking of speeds of 300-400mbit. Starlink doesn't get close to that at the moment (but it says it will in the future). I think satellite broadband is going to change the game for a lot of folk. Maybe I can go live on a nice private island somewhere in the sun now and still do my day job lol. Exciting times.

Really would like to partake in the starlink vibe, but it makes 0 economic sense for me right now. I've got other cheaper options available. I literally can't afford to be offline as a contractor, if i can't log in to work, I don't get paid .. that's why I have two connections and failover (I've even got a DIY powerwall too lol)
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Maybe I can go live on a nice private island somewhere in the sun now and still do my day job lol.
I think we would all love that lol...........
 

dabigm

Top Member
I think we would all love that lol...........

House in Cyprus is my current dream (the houses are dirt cheap compared to ours and the weather is fantastic, drive on the correct side, and don't even have to change the electrical plugs lol) . Broadband isn't so great outside of the larger towns/cities though. Satellite will change that.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Italy is where i'd like to go, lovely weather, cheap mobile n internet, good weather and delicious food :p
 

Brumski

Regular Member
Total satellites launched (7 April 2021): 1445

Total satellites deorbited (19 January 2021): 67

Total satellites currently in orbit (7 April 2021): 1378
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
This is great, at this rate Elon's promise for 300Mbps and lower latency by end of this year might actually come true.
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
That's great stuff, awesome dl speeds. If that's stable, then what else could you need.. That's Internet sorted. Uploads are underwhelming, but decent.
 
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